Song Sparrow - when he sings his unique song, I know Spring is really here. I love to watch the birds. They are such wonderful parents, constantly flying back and forth to take care of their young. It was one of my mother's favorite birds as well.
The Mandarin duck is a medium-size perching duck, closely related to the North American wood duck. Referred to by the Chinese as Yuan-yang, they are frequently featured in Oriental art and are regarded as a symbol of conjugal affection and fidelity.