“Why Birds Make Good Neighbors”?  Years ago, about ten or so, I began listening to a band called The Rosebuds.  They have an album called “Birds Make Good Neighbors” and I absolutely loved the title.

When I was married, I received a bird feeder as a gift.  It was an unusual gift, I thought, but after the honeymoon, I decided to hang it up outside my kitchen window.  The most amazing thing happened.  Birds!  Bluejays, Cardinals, Nuthatches, Chickadees, Squirrels, you name it; it attracted the most beautiful wildlife.  And from then on, I was a bird lover.  Sounds nerdy, but that’s how I put the two together.

koons_tiffany_hummingbirdbabiesBaby Hummingbirds. 2010. Arizona (C) BMGN