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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Happy Bird-day!

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Photo by Roxie Don


Today is my Baby Bird’s birthday, so it seemed fitting that I’d dedicate a post to her.* In January, Bored Panda did a piece for National Bird Day (a real thing) showing pictures of wild mother birds taking care of their babies. The six pictures they posted were absolutely lovely, and inspired me to go looking for others.

*For those of you who don’t know the story, Baby Bird is a lovely student I met one day in the nineties and instantly adopted. She needed a place to stay, and bestie and I couldn’t resist taking her in. BB brought so much love and joy to our house, she earned a permanent place in my heart. She and I have kept in touch, and she’s grown into a lovely young woman (with a Ph.D., no less!). BB and her equally lovely-seeming wife live in Milwaukee. I have called her Baby Bird (and she has called me Mama Bird) as long as we’ve known each other, and I am as proud of her as if I had raised her from a hatchling.

Happy birthday, BB! Love you!

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “Happy Bird-day!

  1. I love your site. These are beautiful photos and lovely story about your baby bird. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. The photographs are beautiful and touching and evocative. And now I want to nail old boots to my trees and encourage birds to move into them.

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  3. Laura and Donna, you crack me up!!

    Awesome pictures of mamas and their baby birds.

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  4. Amazing photography. Almost enough to make me give up trying. I love the one where the three chicks are brown and the mother a blue swift.

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