I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them, of course, is the world of birds. The garden is their dinner table, bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries.
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.
Henry Van Dyke
Mirrors and Cds-reflective surfaces attract birds and are fun in the sunlight. Make mobiles and hang from tree limbs!
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
Henry David Thoreau
A wise old owl sat on an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
Edward Hersey Richards
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
I get to enjoy the tranquility and peace of mind that results from watching colorful birds flitter around my lawn or deer grazing in my neighbor's pasture field.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
Rose F. Kennedy
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The early bird gets the worm.
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
Spring would not be spring without bird songs.
Francis M. Chapman
Poor indeed is the garden in which birds find no homes.
Abram L. Urban
You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
William Henry Hudson
Today I am sure no one needs to be told that the more birds a yard can support, the fewer insects there will be to trouble the gardener the following year.
Feeding the birds in the winter is a wonderful activity. Your feathered friends will appreciate your efforts as food is scarce especially at this time of the year.
If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.
When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of the one on his back and the hue of the other on his breast.
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
One activity that will create lots of fun and provide many hours of pleasure for children and for adults, and more so for the birds, is to string popcorn and cranberries together.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.
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