Woods, Water, and Winged Wonders
Dr. James J. S. Johnson
He sends the springs into the valleys;
They flow among the hills.
They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
By them the birds of the heavens have their home;
They sing among the branches. … The trees of the Lord are full of sap,
The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
Where the birds make their nests;
The stork has her home in the fir trees.
(Psalm 104:10-12 & 104:16-17)
Wood Storks in treetop (Lee Dusing @ Circle B)
If rainfall is adequate trees thrive – and where you find trees you also find birds, many birds of many different kinds. Forests are homes for owls, corvids, hawks, doves, and more!
BIRDWATCHING IN FOREST HABITAT
Watch birds as they fly or they walk;
See their plumage and hear them talk!
Look for bird neighborhoods
In green, well-watered woods:
Homes for woodpecker, jay, owl, and hawk!
OTHER PHOTO CREDITS
Steller’s Jay (close-up): Bennington Properties
Steller’s Jay in tree foliage: iStock-Getty image
Sugarloaf Mountain view, in autumn: Melanie Choukras-Bradley: