Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A New Old Bird

You never know what you might find if you just look. I have a small program that randomly uses my archive of photos as my desktop wallpaper. It's called John's Background Switcher. Anyway, this photo above came up recently. I took it two years ago, and then I quickly forgot about it.

When I saw the photo I realized that I had no idea what kind of bird this was, and I don't remember taking the picture. I have to admit that I was only just beginning to learn about birds as late as then. it's hard to learn much unless you have equipment that can really help you see something. This was about the time I got my new camera.

But when I found this bird on my desktop I was intrigued. What was this bird? I did a little checking and narrowed it down to one type of bird. I still may be wrong, but it appears to be a Gray Catbird. Follow the link and see what you think.

I find it so amazing that I've taken so many pictures over the past several years that I've forgotten some, and I'm still learning from many of them. I probably took this picture and never believed I would find this little bird's identity. At the time it was impossible. Now I only had to do a quick search.

I've also accomplished a little goal of mine recently. It may excite some of you, and others not so much. I have just finished a short story I've been working on for a long time. the first episode of nine will be posted to Rat Tales next Monday. I'll share more information at that time right here. I think it's my best story yet.

You know, I always wondered what a catbird looked like. I've seen them posted recently on other blogs, but you can't really pay attention well enough until it's something you did on your own. Now I'll never forget the catbird, even if I'm wrong.

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11 comments:

  1. From looking at the link that would be my guess to Ratty. I think it's a pretty good shot, it looks like this fellow was up pretty high.

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  2. A small victory worths a celebration.

    Bottoms up.

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  3. I would guess catbird, too...lovely shots!

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  4. well it sure does look like the same bird as the one in the link.

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  5. I think you are right. That's what I was thinking before I read farther into your post. Excellent that you are able to keep writing creative stories when your concentration isn't at full speed yet.

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  6. same here, I also have forgotten a lot of pictures, at first, I put them off since I wanted to learn more, then I forget. And I have no memory problem I guess, just laziness? Good for you that you keep on discovering and learning.

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  7. I've always wondered what a catbird looked like too!

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  8. Ratty, I recognize this bird. It is indeed a Grey Catbird. Cool that you kept this photo.
    I am looking forward to your latest on Rat Tales!

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  9. Hi Ratty! The background switcher sounds good. Am heading there after I post this and am gonna check it out. Thanks for sharing that. The photo seemingly is that of a catbird! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. I've always taken a lot of pictures but, until I started blogging, I didn't keep a camera with me at all times. It, sometimes, borders on the ridiculous.

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