"My mind sees that I am nothing, my heart sees that I am everything, between these two poles my life unfolds."

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Pretty Bird!"


My love of birds grows with each passing year. I suppose I've partially inherited this interest through my mother's own enthusiastic appreciation. In fact, my husband need only (in falsetto ;) say "Pretty Bird," and we all know who he is referring to!

I was quite enchanted by this smart little bird in the news this morning. After an illustrious 60 year career, Sir David Attenborough (of BBC's Life Series) has chosen watching the Vogelkop Bowerbird woo a mate as his most enduring memory. That's quite the endorsement, I'd say.

The bird, known as the Barry White of the bird world, resides in the mountains of Western New Guinea, and the male of the species is famed for creating intricate flower displays to attract females.





14 comments:

  1. Absolutely enchanting. I kind of hoped she would stay though.

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  2. I remember seeing this! Of course, we have watched him so much with all his nature films. He is a big favorite in our household. And like you, we love our birds! xx

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  3. Well Jane, you know that what I really want to see now, is a little film of your hubby doing his "pretty bird" falsetto!! Go on, I'll settle for pure audio!

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    1. Haha - I will get working on that for you!

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  4. I found this clip so sweet and enchanting. He surely goes to a lot of preparation to get "the right" bird.

    I'm impressed that you have come around to appreciate birds, they are so interesting and fun to observe.

    I'm glad your back and posting from time to time.

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  5. oh Jane, they sure are beautiful... As for Sully Kittens comment: I would love to see that too ;-)

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  6. Oh my goodnes, I loved this! How sweet. I laughed with the sprouting fungus part; that was hilarious! Especially when the male bird was cleaning it up; such a tidy, hard working little fella, and so eager to find himself the right girl. I share your love of birds, and like you, I've partially inherited that interest from my mom, who also adores them.

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  7. I love this so much. And I am so happy to see you bloggin! Now to catch up!

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    1. I meant to add that I really like Sir David Attenborough, and I so envy his job. I would have loved to do that kind of work!

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    2. I so agree - he has had a fantastic career.

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  9. That is really cool how they custom design their home like that.

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