Sunday, September 5, 2010

And now, for a geek break

Bird list (Not a very good one. I am not trying.):

American Black Duck (Check their papers. I bet they are illegal and just here to steal jobs from hard-working Mallards.)

Osprey (There must be a nest nearby because we are often treated to a pair, fishing in the bay and hovering just off the cliff.)

Double-crested Cormorant (I love these birds for their dopey-looking wing drying.)

Least Sandpiper (Who you callin' "least"? There are a number of other smallish to medium-sized shore birds that I have not been able to get a good look at. "Least Sandpiper" is a best guess approximation.)

Herring Gull (One stood in the jetty near us the entire time we were down on the beach. Once we were back up at the house and looked down, he was in the seaweed, picking out juicy morsels. Clearly, we were at his table.)

American Crow (Loud, louder, and loudest.)

Black-capped Chickadee (These, along with red-winged blackbirds, may be my favorite birds. Common things are common, but that does not make them ordinary.)

American Robin

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