Since August has no real nationally recognized holiday, I almost let it slip by unnoticed by the bird-lovers of the world.  However, I’m going to put in a plug for Birthday and Anniversary Birds on this last day of August so they don’t get forgotten about.  The bird that I feel should be the official Bird for Birthdays is another no-brainer.  We already employ him on a regular basis to help us announce and recognize the births of our precious babies.  That bird is, of course, the stork.  Where would we be without the wonderful stork who has been given credit for delivering babies for who knows how long?  Well, I could maybe look it up online or something, but . . . nah.


Now isn’t this precious?  Storks just love their job!  And who wouldn’t?

Stork and Baby

This stork is made of polymer clay, or course, and so is the little baby.   He is about 2 and 1/8 inches long and 1 inch and 1/4 inches high.  The baby, including the blanket, is 1 and 1/4 inches long and 9/16 of an inch high from his backside to the tip of his little bulbous nose.

Stork and baby

Now that is one proud stork!


So, now let’s talk about Anniversary Birds.  Again, another obvious choice.  Everyone already associates this particular bird with anniversaries, so I don’t need to argue this point.  We all know that a pair of doves is the best bird-symbol of wedded bliss that we can possibly think of.   So let’s just move on to the picture.

Wedding Doves

Now don’t they look like just the perfect, happy little couple?  Even from behind!

Doves from behind

Each of these birds is about 1 and 1/4 inches long, and approximately 3/4 of an inch wide.  Together they are wider, of course.

Wedded Bliss

If every couple were as happy together as these two birds, the world would truly be a wonderful place!