By S Katherine Clarke, with Sarah Ludick In this edition, Katherine and Sarah have once again assembled together several excellent photos, videos and stories from around the social media universe. From 'Spring watch" to an in-depth look the Facebook group BirdSquad, readers will enjoy a wonderful ensemble of current 'bird happenings' from Twitter, Instagram and … Continue reading The Round Up – March 15
Birds have inspired some of the most moving and insightful art and literature in history. Consider the following insightful and moving poem from English poet John Clare (1793 – 1864): The Yellowhammer's Nest BY JOHN CLARKE Just by the wooden brig a bird flew up, Frit by the cowboy as he scrambled down To reach … Continue reading Horus: The Yellowhammer’s Nest
By S Katherine Clarke, with Sarah Ludick Our February 15th edition of The Round Up asks if there's a Fine, Fine Line between a budgie’s fascination with mirrors and an African Grey’s plot for #birdworlddominion? In honor of Valentine’s Day, this issue explores birb self-love — in its hopefully healthy expression. See all the wonderful photos … Continue reading A Fine, Fine Line
by Sherri Moorer There’s one thing birds have in common: they’re mischievous! It seems that something about us brings out the silly side in our parrots. Such behaviors serve parrots well in the wild where they need a lot of energy and intelligence to seek food sources, create safe homes, and protect their young. In … Continue reading Mischief
There's been a lot of birb activity over the last two weeks and we've managed to, again, assemble some of the very best! Click here to catch up on the latest 'Birb Happenings' from social media!
by Tiellover Word went out from a local bird club about a tragic case of dog vs. bird. A 30 year-old double yellow-headed Amazon had played regularly with the family dog, without incident. The bird was allowed to roam the floors freely and walked up to the dog's food dish. The bird, being a bird, … Continue reading Keeping our Birbs Safe!
Birds have inspired some of the most moving and insightful art and literature in history. Consider for example the poem by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) Hope is the thing with feathers Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, … Continue reading Showcase your bird-inspired creative writing & artwork on Horus
We are thrilled to share our first Horus submissions! Thank you to Mark Labarre for his poetry entry, "You Knew Us Before We Met", and to Claire Longworth for her essay "A second chance at forever home", about her sweet Renee. Please click here to read these wonderfully written submissions!
Morty has been receiving some very interesting mail since his attendance at Lucky Talking Bird's New Year's Eve party. There, Morty met many wonderful friends and has since received some intriguing (some might say scandalous) fan mail. Head on over to Morty's Page to find out what Honeywings wrote... ooh la la!
...then submit your work to Horus! BirbObserver welcomes your writing and artwork about your own bird, wild birds - basically, anything about birds - real, fictional, mythical, etc. Send us your poetry, short essays, short stories, artwork, etc., and we'll post it on our Horus page for all to appreciate! Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org Remember … Continue reading Are birds your creative inspiration?