#WingedJewels . . . . The Peacock.

What’s riches to him
That has made a great peacock
With the pride of his eye?
The wind-beaten, stone-grey,
And desolate Three Rock
Would nourish his whim.
Live he or die
Amid wet rocks and heather,
His ghost will be gay
Adding feather to feather
For the pride of his eye. 

~ William Butler Yeats

Art Arthur Szygulski
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

#WingedJewels . . . . Mason Bees




Fun Fact: It takes only seven Mason Bees to pollinate a fruit tree
while it takes seven hundred honey bees to pollinate that same tree! 🐝






Text & image source: Wayside Gardens

#WingedJewels . . . .The bird in red




Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen. This Ibis is
restricted to the northern third of South America where it occupies a number
of aquatic habitats, ranging from mangrove swamps, tidal mudflats, shallow
lakes, and anthropogenic wetlands where they feed mainly on crustaceans.





Text & image source: Birds

#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