Thursday, March 17, 2011

Finding the Thread Again

This entry is actually being written in July. I completely fell off the Puppy Tao wagon this spring. I’ve gotten very serious about taking better care of my health, which meant upgrading from dog walks to dog runs. The bulky camera was the tradeoff.

But one thing I’ve learned about projects is that even if you lose the thread, it’s more important to find it again than to berate yourself for dropping it.

These pictures are from the birdfeeder next to the place where I love to run. This fellow is a White-breasted Nuthatch.

What was fun about this particular nuthatch sighting is something that a sharp-eyed birder will already have noticed: we had two kinds of nuthatches in the same tree. This one is a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

I believe both of those Nuthatches were males, but the gender differences are pretty subtle. Not so with the Northern Cardinal. The females are less showy than the males, but beautiful in their own way.

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