Just Life

10 favorite birds.

on an early morning walk at the beach, january, 2010

1. seagulls. weird, I know. I mean they’re scavengers and they’re noisy and messy. but they mean “beach” to me. and that’s what I love about them.

2. cardinals. the bright red of the males and the softer coloring of the females is beautiful.

3. flamingos. just because they’re fun!

4. penguins. fun and amazing, given where they live…I mean brrrrrr…

5. hummingbirds.

6. blue jays. for their coloring.

7. hawks. make me wish I could fly…

8. bald eagles. I haven’t seen many of these, but they are simply majestic.

9. owls. they keep the critter population under control.

10. warblers. love their songs.

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  • Lydia

    i love the photo, and yes seagulls do remind me of the beach. i like all birds except for buzzards, crows and vultures, so decided to sit this one out. they're just amazing creatures and so pretty to look at and hear.

  • Anonymous

    I saw my warbler a few years ago. Funny little bird. Love the seagull photo. It makes me want to put my feet in the sand.

  • Beth

    Great list! I didn't think I had a bird photo in my stash but seeing your picture reminds me that I have gull photos, too. Oh well. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    oh my goodness! what a great picture. πŸ™‚ what is the beach without the seagulls? they are a unique kind of bird.