• I watched a bird flapping against the wind today

    Image by Pandiyan via Flickr It was a STRONG wind here in Texas. That little bird was flapping and flapping and absolutely NOT going anywhere. But he kept on flapping. I had to step away from the window for only a split second, and when I got back – he was GONE. That got me to thinking. Why DO birds fly against the wind? Why not GIVE UP? Perch on a limb? Go play in a puddle of water? Land? WHY keep flapping and flapping and flapping and not moving anywhere? I googled. I found lots of “scientific” websites about bird flight which were way over my head (no pun…