Date: 11/5/18 4:59 am From: Bill Thurman <bill.masterofmusic...> Subject: Blue Birds
Why does nature favor the color blue so much? Just lately I've seen lots of Great Blue Herons, more in Arkansas than just about any other state. In the past few days I saw quite a few eastern Bluebirds. Maybe if I live long enough, one day I'll see a Blue - headed Vireo. The beautiful little Indigo Bunting l've had the pleasure of watching in Arkansas practically more than any other state. The radiance of its blue hue is almost electric. I've seen the Great Blue's cousin, the Little Blue Heron. I've spotted a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher a time or two. I barely saw a Cerulean Warbler one time, thanks to Joe Neal and his guiding a bunch of us up near Cave mountain not far from the Buffalo. The Bluejay I've seen since childhood. It has to be one of the hardiest and most adaptable birds on the planet. (besides vultures and several others) Amazing brilliance of a cloudless blue sky has fascinated me again and again as I looked up and saw thousands of snow geese, American White Pelicans, ducks, migrating hawks and a Bald Eagle now and then. The color blue is clear and true.