Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SCARLET PYGMY BUZZARD RETURNS!


I almost hate to run yesterday's shot of a scarlet pygmy buzzard…aka, cardinal. Almost. But then, being the fellow who buys all those bags of sunflower seeds, why can't I poke a bit of fun at one of my favorite freeloading birds? 

We all tend to take ourselves too seriously sometimes—both redbirds and redbird watchers. I say life is better faced with a no-holds-barred sense of humor.

Besides, I've had my own share of less than flattering photos taken. Snaps I'd like to obliterate forever from the public record. Moreover, in a few days hence, this cocky old redbird will again be fully feathered out, struttin' his stuff and no longer mortified by his bald pate—and I'll have to go back to ridiculing the squirrels.
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8 comments:

Bonnie said...

One day beautiful - the next day not. Life and nature seem to conspire to keep all creatures humble.

Great shot!

Gail said...

HI GRIZZ-

Great picture - such detail. wow.

And ya, there are some pictures of me around I wish would disappear too.
Stay cool - it is dangerously hot out there.
Love Gail
peace..... t

Grizz………… said...

Bonnie…

Humility is like spinach…a little bitter, but good for us.

Grizz………… said...

Gail…

We all have our "off" days…and usually there's some fool around with a camera to record it for posterity. Stay cool!

Muffy's Marks said...

Ewwwwww what an ugly bugger. I'm glad you feed him, as I feel others might be embarassed to have him in their yard!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am sure his mother loves him.

Grizz………… said...

Muffy…

Bought another 50 lb. bag of sunflower seed Saturday ($29!), so the whole freeloadin' flock can eat for another few weeks! Some, though, will have to have their picture taken in their silly attire.

Grizz………… said...

Weaver…

Yeah, probably…my mother loved me, and I often looked that bad and worse. Still do, on occasion.