|Birds have a special place in all our
lives. As we venture out of our homes, maybe to work or to visit
family or friends, birds are often the only wild animals that we see around
us in the modern world. Even indoors, from our own windows, we may
often be able to see them going about their daily business. Many
species have joined us in villages, town and cities, either making their
permanent homes around us or temporarily staying before migrating elsewhere, maybe to a far distant country - perhaps to somewhere we ouselves will never have the chance to travel.
And these that we see in our normal daily lives are usually only the common species. Outside our cities
and towns, maybe even outside of our country, a vast array of intriguing
species of birds, each with their own lifestyle and habits can be found.
Some are vegetarians, others are scavengers
of carcases and some are outright killers, but all are trying to get by
in life the best they can. And most have, either currently or at some time
in the past, mastered a marvel that no human ever has - the spectacle,of
winged flight without the need for any artificial assistance. As
we are fixed to the ground by the phenomenon of gravity, our feathered
friends have the power and pleasure of soaring above us, often travelling
huge distances over land, sea and deserted plain.
To start we'll be looking at some of the most popular and interesting
birds including some of the highly impressive birds of prey. Check back soon for some fascinating information as we grow.