Wednesday, July 4, 2012

America the Birdiful

It's been a turbulent year and a torrid summer, but still in America we have much to enjoy and much for which we are grateful. The Fourth of July is a day set aside to stock our coolers and stoke our grills, celebrate our freedom, and also appreciate our beautiful American landscape and all of those with whom we share it. 

Let's be honest birders. Today, when we're outside talking with friends and family, tending the BBQ, or enjoying some 118 degree heat, we'll have one eye on the sky. Not just for the fireworks, but for whoever else happens to be flying by. Our beautiful birds are part of our American heritage, so why not include them with a bit of good ol' American nostalgia!?

God bless America,

Photo courtesy of Moe Motto at
Land that I love.

Photo courtesy of Seagull Steve at BB&

Stand beside her, and guide her

Through the night with a light from above.

From the mountains, 

Mountain Bluebird courtesy of  BiF contributor Mia McPherson at

To the prairies,

Prairie Warbler courtesy of BiF contributor Scott Simmons at 

To the oceans, white with foam

God bless America, My home sweet home.

Happy Independence Day. Enjuly the 4th!

Posted by Laurence Butler
Butlers Birds and Things


  1. Happy 4th Laurence, BiF contributors and viewers!

  2. Wonderful post Laurence, and Happy 4th to you and your family.

  3. Wonderful serie photo's.
    Greetings Irma

  4. I've never seen this song illustrated so beautifully. Happy 4th to you!

  5. Terrific post with awesome pictures! Happy Fourth of July!

  6. This post is pure joy! Lovely idea and photographs, Laurence! Wishing you and your family a wonderful 4th of July.

  7. Thanks to everyone who stopped by--hope you day is filled with family and friends (maybe a few feathered friends).

  8. Happy Independence Day to you and yours Laurence! Great post!

  9. Great, creative post Laurence! Hope you had a great 4th.