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How My Enjoyment of Birds Took Root

real estate delaware county paHow My Enjoyment of Birds Took Root    

My father enjoyed nature.  He grew up on a farm and appreciated things that were wild.  I in turn took on that appreciation of nature.

My enjoyment of birds blossomed when I lived in a second floor apartment on 23 acres of land surrounded by many trees where I was permitted to hang bird feeders from the rain gutters outside my bedroom window, along with my suction cup window feeders and ground-mounted feeders below. 

I would be awakened in the morning by birds feeding at my window and I would spend many hours sitting, listening and watching many varieties of birds feed, fight and a few struggle to live with blindness that clung to the feeders for food 24 hours a day. 

Because of this experience I can recognize the sweet calls of goldfinches as they softly talk to each other as they feed.  I can recognize the boisterous call of the red-bellied woodpecker as it announces its presence from afar.  I can recognize the banter between cousins: the tufted titmouse and chickadees as they quickly pick their seed from a feeder and fly to a nearby branch to tap away at the cover of a sunflower seed.

This wonderful setting did not have house sparrows, starlings or pigeons, which, to me, tend to dominate a given setting.  There were owls at night and hawks to be wary of if you were a bird or squirrel.  And there were hummingbirds.  That situation was a gift to me that I will cherish forever. 

How did your enjoyment of birds take root?

(Written by Gloria)

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GloriaTodor@Century21.com

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