#WingedJewels . . . . babysitting flamingos



In the shallow, salty waters of Lake Rosa in Inagua National Park, adult
flamingos herd chicks into groups called crèches. Just a few babysitting
adults supervise each crèche while other parents forage, returning periodically
to feed their own young, which they recognize by vocal patterns and appearance.





Text & image credit: AUDUBON


#WingedJewels . . . .”Heaven on Earth”




“Heaven on Earth”

I heard the sweet voice of a robin,
High up in the maple tree,
Joyously, singing his happy song
To his feathered mate, in glee!…
If we could be like this tiny bird,
Just living from day to day,
Holding no bitterness in our hearts
For those we meet on our way…

~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham,





Art Andrew Hutchinson.
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook