Are Birds Really an Asset to Mental Health? πŸ¦œ

My ears followed the sounds of tender singing, and my eyes were transfixed on the gleeful and astute playfulness of my flying feathered friends darting here and there. They surprisingly caught my attention early this morning. I wonder if they were even aware of my surveillance as their frolicking actually calmed my spirit?

It comes naturally, as I am blessed to watch these fine feathered creatures, whether I’m indoors or not, and be inspired to snap a photo or write a poem about them. I was delighted to come across an article the other day “Research says one of the best things for your mental health is … birds!” that brought the biggest smile to my face. I can’t say I was shocked, but it offered validation into what I was already experiencing. In part, the article mentioned: 

A 2017 study published in BioScience by scientists at England’s University of Exeter showed that when people witnessed more birds in their daily lives, they experienced reduced prevalence and severity of depression, stress, and anxiety.

Now, talk about music to my ears, and excitement for my spirit! Hello there, my mental health helpers! 🦜 What more can you ask for with free service, and a heaping serving of healing all in one.

Image Credit: Patrice Bouchard

Image Credit: Aaliya Wahab

31 thoughts on “Are Birds Really an Asset to Mental Health? πŸ¦œ

  1. aparna12 says:

    ‘I love birds. They are so lovely to look at and their chirping is the best music. ❀❀❀❀❀😍😍😍😍. Excellent share, dearest Kym. ❀❀❀😍

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  2. Oh my goodness Layla, I agree. πŸ’– It’s like a little tender alarm or alarms that gently wakes you up and puts you in a “feel good” mood as you begin your day! I am so there with you girl. πŸ₯°πŸ¦œβœ¨πŸ¦’🌞

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  3. Oh Michele, honey I would love to be a part of such a study group. πŸ₯° Can you imagine waking up to all of those little sweet chirps and tweets? What a delightful and peaceful way to begin your day right? Thanks so much for chiming in my Dancing Queen. May you enjoy the rest of this FANtabulous day! πŸŒžπŸ¦œβœ¨πŸ¦…πŸ€© Smooches! πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹

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  4. Oh yes to this.. I had at least 3,000 doves flying behind my living room into the window .. ok maybe 300 … 2oo.. ? lol A LOT. I had to put blue tape on the windows so they didn’t fly through. I love birds, any shape and size and I miss my screaming mimi molukan cockatoo that died way too soon at 16. I rescue them from Ollie often. love their sound and fun energy.. fun post Kym dawwwwlink❣️

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  5. Oh no, not the 3,000 doves, I mean 300, no I mean 200 flying critters committing suicide on your living room window! 😱 Girlfriend, what kind of glass cleaner are you using? It can’t be plain ole Windex! 😜 Oh well, you would think one of the doves would have warned the others! So sorry to hear about your cockatoo. They are some awesome birds, and smart too. Have a relaxing and fun-filled evening my dawwwwlinkkkk!!! πŸ€©πŸ’‹πŸ˜˜

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  6. Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wonderful post! Dear Kym, as always you did it.
    Very interesting! Since I was a little girl my grandma share with me her love for birds and I love them, birds singing it’s one of my favotiyes things, now more. Birds brings love and peace, agree.
    Thank’s for share dear freind. Have a lovely evening and relaxing tea time! Cheers!
    Abrazote mi amiga!!!

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  7. Oh my dear Elvira, thank you for your friendship and your insight. Your grandmother was a wise woman and so are you. Thank you as always mi amiga! Hugs and smooches, and have a relaxing and wonderful evening my dear tea-loving friend! πŸ˜β˜•πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ₯°πŸ€©πŸ’‹πŸ˜˜πŸ₯‚

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  8. Dear Kym you are so kind always, thank’s to you friend. My grandmother was amazing. Thank’s again. Hugs and smooches too! Have a relaxing tea time! Cheers for the tea-lovings!
    πŸ™πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸŒΈπŸ§πŸ«–β˜•βœ¨πŸ₯‚

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  9. aparna12 says:

    β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹😊😊😊😊πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  10. I’m usually awake before the birds, and it lifts my spirit when they join me. I love my quiet mornings, so I can listen to the birds. So many beautiful chirps and twitters. Magpies make the most beautiful music. The crows are our larrikins. Kookaburras are a rare and special treat – maybe once or twice a month. Thank you for your beautiful post. The birds will be awake soon. πŸ₯°

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  11. Oh my goodness Sandra, you certainly have an amazing chorus of musical delight surrounding you! I don’t know what I would do without seeing the presence of the birds in our area or hearing their sweet angelic tweets. Ahhhh, the love of nature at its best. Enjoy the rest of your evening and week my sweet friend. 😘πŸ₯‚πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ€©πŸ¦œπŸ₯³

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