Generations: If you could be a bird, which one would you be?

by Corbie Hill & Michelle Goetzl

OutreachNC asked adults and children our September question. Share your answer on our Facebook page.

An ostrich because I heard my sister might be allergic to them! Just kidding! I’d be a peregrine falcon so I could beat Usain Bolt. – Jack, 10

I would be a bluebird because they are pretty and get to live where it’s warm. – Janet, 65

Hummingbird. They get to eat sugar all day. – Macey, 13

A super speedy hummingbird. 
– Tyler, 6

Cockatoo. – Mabel, 76

Peacock. – Gay, 87

A crow because they are insanely smart with generational memories.
– Erik, 13

An albatross. – Corbie, 36

Pileated woodpecker – thus protected. – Ginny, 92

I would be a rock collecting penguin because I love rocks and do not like to fly. – Layla Joyce, 8

I want to be a penguin like Happy Feet! – Sadie, 3

It depends on how the bird is prepared. Oh, wait, you aren’t giving me one? – Jeeves the cat, 5

Carolina wren. They are so spunky.
– Ethel, 79

An eagle. Their speed and agility would make you faster. Plus, they are one of my spirit animals.
– Kate, 9

Cardinal. – Aida, 70

Amazon parrot. – Beverly, 80

Flamingo! – Samantha, 3

A dog – Micah, 5

I’d rather be a dog. – Laurie, 80

If you would like to submit an answer for an upcoming question, please email editor Corbie Hill at Please be sure to include your first name and the age you will be the month that issue runs.

The upcoming Generations questions are…

October: What is your favorite Halloween costume?

November: Who is the oldest veteran in your family and what was their service?

December: What is your all-time favorite holiday gift (given or received)?