Sparrowfeeding season! Let me get the impulse to snap the new arrivals at their dinners out of my system, today — then, I’ll keep the gaping beaks to a minimum, I swear. More evidence that some species of birds, at least, can tell us apart, and judge us frightening or … Continue reading →
This showed up first thing in the morning — about six o’clock, or so. (That’s why there’s so much noise in the pictures. Lighting conditions were less than optimal, to say the least.) Anyhow, it dug up my planter and spread dirt over my balcony, so I’m exposing its nasty mouthparts to the world. World, behold:
Doesn’t the mouth look horrifying, without the rest of the bird? It’s like the inside of a clam shell, all pearlescent and…ehh…toothy?
Birds! Bewilderment! Being outside!
This is my blog! It's mostly about birds, but also about being outside: photographs I've taken while outside, accountings of places I've parted company with umbrellas, notes on interesting rubbish sightings, and so forth. If I don't post about being outside for a few days, please comment and harass me till I go outside.