and a contest winner. Back on April 12, I did a “name that photo” contest. I never chose a winner, but I would like to say today that the prize goes to Musing Egret for her caption, “Honey bee still!” So, M.E., please contact me via email and we will go from there in order for you to choose a photo you would like printed, suitable for framing.
The focus right now is on the birds and other wildlife that will potentially be harmed by the recent turn of terrible events in the Gulf of Mexico, southeast of the bird’s eye delta of our fair state.
I would rather focus on the birds that are alive and well and know enough not to land on top of or walk on water that looks abnormal or spooky. These birds were seen recently when one of my readers, and now new friends, came down for a visit.
Even though I attended a half-hour class on how to ID these little beauties, I think I failed the class, because I still can’t readily identify them. They are like the gulls to me—too many different kinds to learn. So, I will have to study them all, including all the different gulls–maybe when I retire!
I will have to defer to our in-house birding experts who know more than I in this regard; i.e. maybe Kim or Choup. Will you help me out here?
I think I know what they are from using my Sibley, but I’m just not sure. They were all in the same flooded field, eating crawfish and other things.
These were the smallest of the diners, and I think we might be related. I’m guess this is a “Wilson’s Snipe”. I still don’t know what my cousins thought was so funny about going “snipe hunting”. Some kind of joke I never caught on to.
Help! I’m so confused!
Off to les le bon temp roulez, in spite of the gloom and doom,
TRANSLATE: Off to eat some boiled crawfish in spite of the oil spill,