I'd like to focus on something other than evil dragons, mean little squirrels, and greedy greedy rats today. I still like 'em all, especially the rats, but since it's Saturday, the fiction will have to wait until next week.
It seems like lately that this must be the best time of year around here for watching birds. I've been hearing them everywhere I go! When I look for the source of the sound, I seem to find them very easily. I'm not the only one. Check out any blog that talks about nature and you'll probably see a few birds.
I talked all through last year about how I couldn't get a good shot of a bird in flight. If you'd like to read about that, do a quick search in my search section over to the right. Now it seems easy to get these type of pictures. I have so many I'm having trouble keeping up with them. I really like the one in this post.
While I was on one of my usual hiking trips recently, I got these three photos. There are several more, but I liked these the best. I happened to look up at the singing I was hearing from these birds, and I saw some odd things.
I was actually in a bad spot to see anything but shadows. I couldn't go to a better location, because the forest here is a tangled mass of small trees and bushes. There is just no way around this tree to get a better view, but this one is good enough. I still like the pictures.
What I saw was this bird standing almost upside down on this tree. It would stand like that, then fly away, and then return to do it again. It was doing this over and over, even after I left. There were several more of these little birds doing the same thing. There are actually at least two in this second photo.
I'm not really sure what kind of bird these are, but I'm guessing they're sparrows. The pictures are pretty dark, because the sun was right on the other side of the tree. This last one shows a light colored belly on the bird, so maybe that's a clue.
If anybody can tell what they are by looking at these pictures, give me your guess of what they are. I'm still not the best at identifying birds yet, but I'm getting better. These birds were small. About half the size of a robin. Do you think you know what they are?
Please keep reading! I have another post today, just below this one!