THE MACAW
THE MACAW

This blue and gold Macaw is Pinto. He lived close by with friends of mine. He was released to fly free most sunny days. Painting this beautiful bird took months. At first glance a blue Macaw’s wings are vibrant blue but it’s an illusion. The feathers…

THE SHELL NEST
THE SHELL NEST

Birds’ instinctive and learned artistry in building their nests is a constant source of wonder. Most of us enjoy strolling along a beach, collecting driftwood and shells. However, for some birds this exercise is necessary to build a home and to ensure their chicks are safe.…

WEAVERS NEST
WEAVERS NEST

In Kenya, I watched a Weaver Bird work its magic hanging upside-down as it meticulously knitted blades of grass into an empty cocoon shape. At day’s end a female examined the completed nest and settled in. It was a success. Unacceptable nests are dismantled and tossed…