Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Not so fast ....

The sad truth is that observing and identifying birds is not nearly as easy as it sounds.  In fact, we've discovered that unless a bird is large as a snuffleupagus and slow as a sloth, we've got less than a snowball's chance of spotting said bird.  Let alone the field markings or anything else.

Although we did manage to observe and identify a Red Winged Blackbird who was, thankfully, quite engaged with some tall grass for a fairly long time.  Between the grass bouncing and the bird fluttering to stay in place, even we had ample opportunity to spot the red bands on his wings.  But how often can you count on a bird being that tenacious and agile?

Still...  We're not giving up.  We've decided to back it up a bit and begin with the aptly titled, "Finding Your Wings" by Burton Guttman.

Our next BirdLook will be on Thursday :-)

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