What’s up with the expression “for the birds?” Easy enough to google…it’s an expression that “became army slang for anything that was pointless, ridiculous, or simply without value to any but the most pathetic or least capable.”
Someone who announces, “that idea is for the birds” is saying the idea is useless or meaningless. A very negative connotation indeed.
Last time I looked, the birds I’ve seen are more than capable of surviving, feeding, and flourishing.
All negativity aside, did you know that February is National Bird Feeding Month? Yes, it’s really a thing!
The month was established in 1994 by Illinois Congressman, John Porter .
According to Feed the Birds, February is recognized as one of the most difficult months in much of the U.S. for birds to survive in the wild.https://lansingwbu.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-is-national-bird-feeding-month.html
I thought we could all enjoy an early spring or at least dream about spring as the birds gather for feeding.
Feel free to dip into your archives or add any new images of birds, waterfowl, any feathered friends will do.
Your posts, photos, and creative ideas may be all about birds this week, but certainly won’t be “for the birds.” If you are lucky to already be enjoying birds visiting your neighborhoods and backyards this month, share the love and FEED them.
This guy was all over this feeder last year. I have to be careful in my backyard because all the trees attract large birds of prey like the kite below as well as owls and hawks. Apparently, the feeder attracts the pesky squirrels too.
Several years ago, while in Baja, Mexico, I took this photo of a falcon that had just captured a fish from the Sea of Cortez. I watched in amazement as the bird wrangled the still flopping fish onto the cactus and prepared to feed! (Taken in 2013 with an older cell phone so photo quality is not great, but you get the idea!)
Our band of suburban turkeys always find something to feed on.
Even in February, Anna’s hummingbirds expect their feeder to be full of juice!
If feeding birds brings you joy this week, cheer someone up by sharing photos of our feathered friends by linking with Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge.
Feel free to dip into your archives or add any new images of birds and waterfowl. Any photos of our feathered friends will do.
I am looking forward to your capturing their feeding antics or perhaps some close-ups of our bird visitors with your talented lenses and other creative ideas.
Have a great week!
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