Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Bluebird on Heron

Wednesday, December 27, 2006
This morning's skies teased us with a few sucker holes of blue amidst a sea of gray. Then the blue skies disappeared and much of the rest of the morning was cloudy. Of course after I got to work, the sun peaked out off and on and the light was really nice. I felt an itch to take pictures but, because I was shackled to my desk, this was an impossibility.

So, as much for my viewing enjoyment as yours, here's a shot I took about 10 days ago when I was home, the sun was out, and the birds were all around me. It's a female eastern bluebird sitting on our weathervane.


On December 28, 2006 at 9:43 AM Rondeau Ric said...

We have had sun teasers here as well.
So early in the winter to need a sun day.

On December 28, 2006 at 7:24 PM katdoc said...

Dear Bill THOMPSON: (muttering to self: "Thompson, Thompson, Thompson")

Please accept my apologies. I am so, so, so, sorry, sorry, sorry for messing up your name today. I was mentioning your blog in a wild bird supply store, and I called you Bill ZICKEFOOSE by mistake. (mutters again: Thompson, THOMPson, THOMPSON)

I grovel in abject apology.


PS: FYI, there is a typo on page 43 in the Jan/Feb '07 issue of BWD. In an article on winter finches, the author is giving advice on how to distinguish house finches from purple finches. "Male house finches are suffused with red all over, whereas male house finches have more localized patches of color." What about the PURPLE finches? (Sorry - It's the frustrated editor in me. I can't even apologize right. Sorry, sorry, sorry, ad infinitum)