About a month ago the Bohemian Waxwings passed through. An entire clan of them (they seldom travel alone). Mature Bohemian Waxwings are dressed fit to kill! Cedar Waxwings have light yellow to white under tail coverts, with somewhat plain wing feathers, while their Bohemian cousins have Rufus-colored under tails and wing bars fit for a general. Their red waxy wingtips, …
Maybe there’s a reason these are called ‘picture windows’. One can often see pictures in them!
Tale of a Beaver’s Tail
He didn’t have a muskrat’s tail, A beaver’s tail he did. ‘Twas big enough that he could make A mighty splash therewith. He swam upriver, slowly up, Was diving now and then, To fetch a little nourishment, To eat now and again. He went right up the river’s midst, Eating as he went… Until he climbed up on the bank— …
If it itches, scratch it!
Even if you’re a warbler, busy gleaning gnats, what’s a body to do?–balance on one leg and scratch with the other, of course!
In A Terrible Hurry
This photo is a personal favorite. The reflection intact, the water spray, the moving duckling… all convey the haste and hurry!