Skimming the waves
Pompano Beach, FL, December 2011
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About this photo: We're still sharing favorites from 2011, and you're invited to do the same. Just click here. New theme, After Dark, launches tonight at 7:00 p.m.Anyone who's hung around here for a bit knows I'm somewhat manic about bird pictures (see here, here and here for previous examples.) I don't really understand why this is so: They just pull my attention skyward whenever I'm around them.
I'm not a real hard-core birdwatcher, though. I wouldn't know a yellow-bellied sapsucker from a Monrovian miniature spotted quail. I've tried reading books on bird-spotting before, but it's always ended up in a fog of combined boredom and frustration. Here's all I know:
- They fly.
- I can't.
- I find that neat.
Your turn: Where's this bird going? Where would you go if you had the native ability to fly?
I never thought I would grow up to be one of those old farts who watch and count birds. But I have joined the Cornell Feeder Watch program and I also spend many an hour taking pictures of birds and thinking about traveling to places where there are more birds! It is sort of an infection so be careful.
I wouldn't know a yellow-bellied sapsucker from a Monrovian miniature spotted quail.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker.
As for the Monrovian miniature spotted quail...would you settle for a Spotted Quail-thrush?
Okay, did I miss a post before this...I'll check, but this is your mystery photo...I just know it has to be! Water and of course something that's alive and flys!
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