***Valentine’s Day Special***

By Nico Arcilla and Maren Hackmann-Mahajan

For previous editions of Birdwatcher’s Corner, please visit:

http://normanfinkelstein.com/2019/03/13/birdwatchers-corner/

http://normanfinkelstein.com/2019/05/05/birdwatchers-corner-2/

http://normanfinkelstein.com/2019/08/03/birdwatchers-corner-3/

http://normanfinkelstein.com/2019/12/23/birdwatchers-corner-4/

Welcome to our Valentine’s Day edition of Birdwatcher’s Corner! Birds have inspired people throughout history with their beauty and devotion, so let us look to birds for some lessons in love. Let’s start with faithful companionship, such as birds who travel through the world together, looking after each other. Let’s celebrate each day like the bird who sings like no one else in the world. Let us remember to give gifts to each other, and let us accept the gifts we are given with grace. Let’s make the perfect nest for our loved ones and attend that nest together, trading places, and keeping watch. In thanks for the love we are given, let’s keep filling the world with life and love that will live on long after we are gone.

Nico’s pictures

1_American Avocets stopping over on migration, Nebraska

2_Orange-crowned Warbler singing in the rain, California

3_Brown Pelicans exchanging nest material, California

4_Blue Tit carrying nest material, Sweden

5_Jackdaws in and outside nest cavity, Romania

Maren’s pictures (San Francisco Bay Area)

1_Anna’s Hummingbird

2_Pair of Common Ravens

3_Pair of White-tailed Kites

4_Pair of Black-necked Stilts

5_Pair of Golden Eagles