This little bird a Yariguines Brush Finch was recently discovered in the Cloud Forest in Columbia. Note it's size compared to the persons fingers.
Of all the species of critters on earth the birds are some of the oldest residents of planet Earth.
This is one example of many birds inhabiting our planet, surviving the advancing human race.
It is no longer untouched by humanity though as many bird species have been. Now it's secret lair has been uncovered, ornithologists wordwide will attempt to spot more of the species, and capture some, because it is a NEW previously undiscovered bird.
I feel it is a wonderfull creation of nature and as such deserves to be left alone as it has been for so many years. Perhaps when the initial studies are done it will be able to return to it's home.
If you like to watch birds this is the time of the year to do so. Migration is in full swing and a well stocked bird feeder will yield a peek into the bird world.
Mother Nature was very generous, populating the Earth with critters, birds are the only ones fitted to overcome the forces of gravity that hold the rest of us down to the planet.
Birds are the epitomy of freedom in that regard, and the United States has selected the Eagle to represent our freedom with grandeur. The mighty Eagle, powerfull, swift, with a sharp eye for prey. But as mighty as it might be, the Eagle like the rest of the birds pay a price for their freedom, they are fragile. Their bones are built with light weight and strength in mind and a small encounter with a plate glass window or hunter will take the life of the bird, swiftly.
So it is we must learn that freedom is a fragile thing also. Freedom soars and carries us all along our life journeys in the United States, bringing many successes and failures but we are always free, until now.
Our free flight is being threatened by the blunt object called fascism. Corporate control is threatening to bring our flying high days to a screeching halt. The American way has become an endangered species of late. We are being forced into wars which we do not want by certain persons who would rather fatten their wallets than feed their fellow poor citizens.
Profit will be the plate glass window, our freedom cannot see the glass but it is still there.
The quest for the dollar will mean or Eagle will collide with the glass, unknowing but still will not survive the hit. It will be the demise of freedom as we know it, replaced instead by a neo-coporate existence, not found in nature, this existence will not be pleasant.
The Neo-corporate machine will be the only freedom we will see, individual freedom will be eliminated. We will be subserviant to the corporate masters and will have little choice in the day to day activities. We will essentially be slaves with the corporations as the masters. Anyone who would dare to defy them would be dealt with swiftly.
Treasure the critters folks, grab your kids, go out to the woods, listen and watch nature interact in harmony.
Get a pair of good binoculars and watch the birds, they are the truly free.