Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mystery Bird Series #3: Large Sea Bird

Wekiva Springs, Florida, USA
Best Guess: Yellow Eyed Penguin

Appeared to be extremely hungry, perhaps overweight?
Good-natured and generous
Gets huffy about things, but no one takes him seriously
Bumbling and humorous to observe
Prone to misadventure

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Birdter Homes & Gardens: Swallow's Nest

Home Details
Description: A mud nest, the construction of which took over a thousand trips for the swallow
Location: Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Center, Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada
Occupants:A Barn Swallow, presumably her eggs. Wait a second, did I just successfully take a picture of a swallow?! The calls for a celebration!

Barn Swallow
Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba, Canada
Member of the Swallow Family
*true bird facts*~ The most abundant and widely distributed swallow in the world, some estimate that there are 200 million of her in the world. That's a hard number to... swallow.

A free spirit, no one can tell her what to do
Mentions her favorite inspirational quotes frequently
Shops at the farmer's market
Has never really known hardship, but cares deeply about issues
Knows about flowers