Swainson Hawk
9/9/2013
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3/27/2013
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2/25/2017
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8/13/2016
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Eurasian Collared-Dove
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Brewer's Blackbird
7/29/2017
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1/11/2015
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4/21/2017
 
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Cormorants Roosting
Morro Bay
    Birds -   Features unique to birds include flow through lungs to not change their aerodynamics as they breathe; hollow bones with struts for lightness and strength; flight feathers, absent with a few exceptions from non flight birds, with offset quills and barbs to hold the feather together for aerodynamics;  a special part of their brain to control flight; a wishbone; and a keeled sternum necessary to attach strong flight muscles.  Bird legs bend only at the knee as compared to theropod reptiles whose mobility depends on their femurs. [1] 
 
    Creation - "And God created... every winged bird after its kind" (Genesis 1:21).    The above characteristics are so radically different from reptiles that evolution from reptiles to birds is very unlikely to impossible .  Some purported dinosaurs having possibly bird-like features such as feathers and wishbones may actually be birds.
   
    Macroevolution - Macroevolution is said generally by evolutionists to be too slow to be observed and in fact has not been observed. Observation is an essential  requirement of the scientific method to prove a hypothesis.  As macroevolution cannot be observed, hypotheses that birds have evolved from theropods or other reptiles and other macroevolution hypotheses must of necessity rely on many assumptions (guesses) such as naturalism, gradual progression, series, similarity, amount of variability, vestigial, natural selection, mutations (almost universally or universally harmful) [2]; some of these asssumptions are discussed under horse evolution.  Seeing it cannot be observed and its supposed proofs are based on assumptions which cannot be proved, macroevolution is really a philosophy and not science.
 
    Suggested reading
Did birds evolve from dinosaurs? by Michael J.Oard at https://creation.com/bird-evolution
 
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[1] Thomas, Brian, Fixed Bird Thigh Nixes Dino-to-bird Development, http://www.icr.org/article/fixed-bird-thigh-nixes-dino-bird-development/
[2] Gish, Duane, Evolution The  Fossils Say No, Public School Edition, (San Diego, California: Creation-Life Publishers, 1978), 44