Bird Impact

Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.

Ever spend time in the outdoors and feel rejuvenated?  Listening to the beating waves of the ocean, seeing the spray of water glistening in the light, giggles from innocent laughter of children enjoying daylights presentations, yes, sparkling stars on a moonlit night!

Can you remember the last time you laughed? Felt joy? Do you remember why?

Was thinking about this the other day when my bird, a Congo African Grey, was just chatting away. Certain birds are amazing imitators of speech. Yoshi is just this, love how he laughs, he seems so happy. And then, not sure what he’s thinking about he’ll come out with this guttural voice and he almost sounds possessed. Of course he will probably continue voicing these “sayings” because he gets robust laughter from  visiting adults when they hear his repertoire.


Yoshi would get skinny, ruffle his feathers and stare at this talking child.  Thinking ever so quietly; “Wonder when he will repeat any of THIS scenario?”  I can’t help but giggle  and immediately hear a miniature echo of my voice.

These Red Tailed Hawk pictures were taken yesterday right outside my window, the place where our bird Yoshi was preening himself. Looked into the tree and there he was as big as could be, almost like he was part of the family!

Nature photographer’s live for these “suddenly” moments.   I leapt for my camera and scared my parrot right off his perch.  Feathers floating in the air he landed on a nearby pillow, looked at me and said;  “You alright?”  

Yoshi and this Red Shouldered Hawk are both highly intelligent. One is wild and the other “domesticated“.   One attempts to communicate with this said human, the other stares at her, however his presence impacts me.   I am silenced.  Joy wells up yet again.

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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3 Responses to Bird Impact

  1. bstibal says:

    You have such a way with words.

  2. Terri Warner says:


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