There is something I forgot to mention that happened the same day that I was being mercilessly hunted by those evil vampirous mosquitoes. What I didn't mention was that I saw a few good things too. For instance, this American Robin.
While I was in the meadow at the back of the park taking a breather from the chase, I heard a bird singing from high up in a tree. Usually when I look for the bird that is making those sweet sounds it turns out to be a useless endeavor The only thing I see when I look to the trees is green leaves, and plenty of them.
What greeted me this time though was this colorful little bird. I was even able to move to a good position to get a few pictures and it didn't even fly away. Most birds that I do find are very quick to fly away as soon as I put my finger on the button of my camera. I think they do it just to tease me.
I could have moved a little closer to this bird, but I feared moving directly beneath it. I didn't want to suffer the consequences of that. Do you know what would have happened? Well, do you? That's right. Splat! Right in the eye! A bird's favorite thing to do.
Okay, that's enough of that. A robin isn't exactly something new for me to show. As a matter of fact I see them every day. I think I have more pictures of robins than any other animal, even squirrels! There are so many of them around here that it's our official state bird. So why am I showing you this one?
I'm showing it to you because, for one, I wanted to use the name "American Robin" in a post title. It makes it so much easier to find it here. Actually, the real reason is that I just liked the pictures and I wanted to share them with you. The colors seemed to just pop out. I think it's the new settings I'm using for my camera.
Hmm, I think that'll do it. Did you like the post? Well then leave a comment and tell me how much. (Or if you just want to tell me that this was ridiculous trash, that's okay too. But be polite about it.)