Friday, May 26, 2006

What's That Bird?



I know of a young man in Las Vegas who is very good at identifying birds. This is a pretty tough id - made doubly so by my putting the picture in ACDSee to make it an oil painting. This little fellow was picking gnats out of a spider web festooning an outside lantern.

1 comment:

barb said...

Hi Cathy,

I had to laugh when I saw your post. I called Josh in, he was out in our backyard with his new (used) scope observing Arnold, our resident male Anna's hummingbird, and showed him the first picture. He looked and said, "Nice blue-grey gnatcatcher. Cool picture. Whose is it?" I then showed him your comment and he smiled VERY big and laughed. I have to admit I woouldn't have gotten the id except from your little hint lol. Thanks so much for sharing and your kind comments about Josh. We have a new birding blog along with our homeschooling one. You can find the birding blog here:

http://3lvbirders.homeschooljournal.net/