For the Birds

White-breasted nut hatcher at my window

I’ve been interested in watching and identifying birds for a long time. It’s not easy because these little critters don’t sit still long enough and some look so similar at a glance that you need to get the book out and make the comparison over and over until you can identify the subtle differences.

This winter season, I’ve fallen for this adorable little nut hatcher who comes to the feeder and hangs around upside down. When it’s really cold, they puff themselves up. But they never sit still.


This post isn’t anything important. I just wanted to share this little birdie with you hoping it will bring you as much joy as it does me!

Sit still, will ya!

Seeing the birds and enjoying them doesn’t perhaps match the thrill of seeing a rockstar or a movie star, or winning the jackpot, yet I find it rewarding to connect with nature and to appreciate its beauty.

The planet doesn’t belong to us (people) alone and yet at times it seems like we are so busy wiping out another species with our insatiable appetite for more and more.

Instead of giving back, why ‘not’ not take in the first place.

What I’m trying to say is, forget about stuff and mementos, live to make memories and experiences. Watch a bird instead.

Happy Holidays, may kindness be the gift you keep on giving.


  1. LAMarcom says:

    I “like” this
    It is a lovely post—upbeat
    I “like” up-beat–positive…

  2. Hello Monika, “This post isn’t anything important…” I totally disagree with your statement. I find all your posts are important. For me, just reading, and in this case, viewing as well, is a delight and stimulation. Your hope was not in vain, it brought me joy too. Thank you for sharing.

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