Year in Review Meme & bird report

21 Dec

As suggested by The Hawk Owl’s Nest, I am continuing this meme. The idea is simple. Post the first line of the first post of each month of the year.

Well, I started this particular iteration of this blog in July so only a half a year’s worth but here it is . . .

July — I think I am mastering the art of procrastination. {more}
AugustOkay, so after a day of being super sad, I’m feeling better now. {more}
September
So, yesterday I was helping out in kindergarten again — what fun it is, really. {more}
October Took a few minutes at the end of a day long seminar on reading instruction to relax out at Elkhorn Slough yesterday afternoon. {more}
November November 1. Start of Project Feederwatch. {more}
December I just turned in my last assignment for my teaching credential program. {more
}

That was fun. Thanks for the review! I love that the first post of December was the most important event of my year. Coolness! I got a FEW bird posts in there too. 🙂

Yesterday the birds at school were taunting me. When I had my camera with me . . . none around. When I didn’t, they’d come out of the woodwork, pose enticingly, and then stick their little tongues out at me and say, “Neener, neener!” Sigh. I did get a couple of shots of some ravens getting cozy with each other (bird porn???) and of a California Towhee butt. But, the Hermit Thrush was only seen when I had no camera as was the mystery bird that a good picture of would help me identify. We have Hutton’s Vireo Vireo huttoni here year round but in the winter we get a HUGE influx of Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula. I saw ONE of these two little darlings yesterday. It was adorable and posed beautifully for me but . . . no camera and so I don’t know which one it was. Here‘s an article on the difficulty of id-ing these two tiny, cute birds.

Here’s the shot of the California Towhee (pipilo crissalis) butt. How often do you get to post an orange butt?

California Towhee butt
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