Long-wattled umbrellabird, strawberry finch, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Blackburnian warbler, Tickell’s blue flycatchers, and stork-billed kingfisher in this edition! We can give them silly names. We can give then our names? We can, however, never claim these prehistoric species for our own. They have endured the test of time and witnessed the blossoming of this blue-green-white planet over several cycles. We are the first of a kind. A species that is able to change the climate and alter landscapes, even seascapes. Our 9,000 or so extant bird species are all struggling to keep up this rapid change. Change caused by a species so advanced that it has inter-planetary aspirations. The first time ever a species wants to leave and is making plans to…? Thank you to all the wild bird photographers that contribute photographs to the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week”. You are the driving force in a global movement in celebration of the wonder and freedom of wild birds. We salute you.
Please ask your friends and colleagues to join the Wild Bird Trust’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wildbirdtrust! The “Wild Bird Revolution” is a social movement that celebrates the amazing beauty and wonder of birds in the wild. Amazing lenses and high resolution cameras in our phones and tablets. New, cheaper, widely available DSLR cameras and “point-and-shoots” that get stunning results. Just 50 years ago digital photography had not yet been imagined and very few people even had binoculars. Birds were flashes of color in the forest and fast-moving silhouettes high in the sky. This campaign brings the color and vibrance of wild birds into your life to share with your friends and family!
We are in a day-and-age during which more bird species are threatened with extinction than ever before. The Wild Bird Revolution aims to publish the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” to 1 million people every week by the end of the year. That is a revolution that will change the world! Join thousands of other weekend naturalists, photographers, birders, experts, hikers, nature-lovers, guides, scientists, conservationists and artists that share the thousands of wild bird photographs submitted to the Wild Bird Trust website and Facebook page. Thousands of wild bird enthusiasts are going out everyday to photograph our planet’s beautiful birdlife. Pick up your camera, fill your bird feeder, open your heart, and join the Wild Bird Revolution!!