The little owls call to each other with tremulous, quavering voices throughout the livelong night, as they sit in the creaking trees.
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of the one on his back and the hue of the other on his breast.
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
And from Humming-Bird to Eagle, the daily existence of every bird is a remote and bewitching mystery.