Birds have feathers and generally can fly. There are flightless birds like the Ostrich or Emu. Chickens only fly enough to cause a bit of trouble for the Chicken owner. Birds lay eggs with hard shells to prevent the contents from drying out. Their bones are hollow.
Birds are special in that they are some of few wild animals that people can be familiar with. Their ability to fly has fascinated man with their relationship between Earth and Heaven. A lot of mythology is attached to birds. Interesting enough, finding a dead bird on your porch means you will experience a new beginning.
Two of my favorite birds follow.
|Tim McCormick Charlottesville, Virginia|
|Male and Female Cardinals|