Sunday, March 25, 2012

Apologies and Retractions: Gulls and feet

Bird Blog regrets to inform you that, in our journalistic zeal, we may have misidentified a Pacific Gull as a Yellow-footed Gull

As you can see from the above picture, the feet are of dubious color. After reviewing our records, we at Amateurnithologist are divided as to the color of this gull's feet. To be honest, our intrepid photographer was not really aware of the importance that the color of feet have when gull-identifying, and certainly would have made sure to get some more light on the feet, had he known. The whole staff here at Bird Blog are deeply sorrowful over any confusion or consternation we may have caused the bird-picture-looking-at community. As a means of apology, we present another bird portrait, this time of a bird that is most assuredly a Pacific Gull. Is this the same sort of bird as the one pictured above? You, faithful readers, make the call.
Pacific Gull
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
member of the Gull family
*true bird fact* ~ He is entirely different than Yellow-Footed Gull

Contemptfull of people, but justifiably so
Has an active family life, works hard for his kids
Enjoys swooping and gliding. A flying expert.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bird Portraiture Series #2 of X, California Quail

California Quail aka. Valley Quail, California Valley Quail
Mt. Diablo, California, USA
member of the New World Quail family (NWQ Fam)
*true bird fact* ~ He is the State Bird of California

Very shy, likes to hop around inside of bushes
Has a popular quirkiness to it, likes foreign films
Well liked by many, but unaware of this. Unassuming.
May be descended from royaly
Definitely a contender for 'best traditional flightless bird'

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bird Portraiture Series #1 of X,Yellow-Footed Gull

Yellow-Footed Gull
Berkeley, California, USA
member of the Gull family
Likes junk food, especially popcorn
Likes nautical people
Enjoys dreary, grey weather
Has a love-hate relationship with Dolphins