THIS WEEK at I'd Rather B Birdin'
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EGRETS, DUCK, IBIS and
WOOD STORKS at the lake



click on bird name[s] to view them
and read a bit of trivia about them!!

...............Hope to see you there!..............
Post Card Art by Ann

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More Controversial Stuff...But Done with HUMOR

 ...first a bit of Birding, Sky, and Fencing

"Don't Fence Me In [or out]:



For 2015, The American Birding Association has named the Little Green Heron as the Bird of the Year...



While Bud and I were birding at an area northwest of Corpus Christi, specifically around the trails of Pollywog Ponds, we spotted two Little Green Herons in pond #1.

Along the entire hour long trek, a Red Tailed Hawk soared high above us, screeching its song, among the clouds!!






This morning, with a prompt from Ann T at Ann's Snap Edit Scrap, I rushed over to find her most recent work. Oftentimes she has created works of art in post card form. And her work is always top notch. Artfully done. Crafts, Cards, Seasonal decor, etc can be viewed at her blog. On this particular day she informed me she had made something special for me from a hint I left her a while ago regarding birding. In fact, my hint was for her to make a card because she had left the very same in my comments!!   I knew it would be perfection as her work always is.  This is her creative conception....I adore it.


Now, I think I'm gonna have some fun with this. First, my initial thought would be to conjure up a guide book of North American Humans for Dummies [found on bird branches everywhere] today. It will be like a life list of what the birds want to find through their binocular lenses. Remember, this is all in fun. Please, no offense taken!! This is probably the controversial section, just take it with a grain of salt and the humor it's intended to be!!! Here goes:

NATIVE AMERICAN: Often seen with reddish toned flesh, dark black hair, high cheek bones, black eyes, perhaps a ceremonial feather tucked into their hair follicles when they dance their courting dance. Females are of the same skin, hair, eyes, but most likely smaller in stature. Habitat: throughout North America. Many variations in breed. One or more offspring at a time. Migration: Rarely leaves Reservations. Many seen at, ironically, Crow Agency Montana. Continuation of variations in breed in forwarding pages...

ASIAN AMERICAN: Skin tones often referred with yellow hues. Eyes dark and typically with a slight horizontal slant, hair dark. Most often small bone structure and height. Females similar, but hair color could be a wide range of  hues due to permanent dyes. Optical enhancements decorate nose bridge, with colorful frames. Habitat: throughout North America; with highest concentration in Western California. Migration: Some localized fledglings but can migrate from the Far East. Continuation of variations in breed in forwarding pages...

AFRICAN AMERICAN: Light to dark toned taupe to brown flesh. Usually large black eyes. Stature short to very tall. Some highly athletic. Male and Females similar in bone density. Fragile to stout in physique. Dark hair with a particular texture and crimped curls with variations:  rufous or blond coloration. Song can be a distinctive detail of habitat from Jazz to Blues, French, Cajun and more. Habitat: throughout North America with concentrations in large metropolis areas of the South, North East, and Western coastlines. Migration: Typically stays in homeland areas of habitat. Continuation of variations in breed in forwarding pages...

CAUCASIAN: Skin tone varies highly. Light white flesh, to Rose Colored tones. Can sunburn or tan making skin tones a bit confusing with other human breeds. Eye color from green, blue, brown, hazel, to black depending on origin of genus/family. Hair color, extreme differentials here...from black to brown, red haired to white platinum blond...occasionally with green, blue, pink, lavender, yellow strands. A mixture of stature in this breed also...from petite to large, short to tall. Habitat all over North America. Songs can be of Irish Brogue, German, New Englander accented, Western Tongue to Southern Drawl. Migration: throughout North American, highly nomadic. Continuation of variations in breed in forwarding pages...

TEXAN: "They" say Texans are a breed all their own.  So...Flesh color highly variable, from smooth to deeply creased with extreme exposure from ranching. Hair color highly variable often covered with Dallas Cowboy gear [football style] or the Cowboy gear of the west [Stetson style]. Male and Female highly differential but oftentimes seen in similar clothing style of denim and shirt/blouse. Song, highly accented drawl only known [if you hear their song, you'll know!] or of accented tongue of the Mexican decent... from Lubbock to Brownsville across to Beaumont and Houston. Migration: A stay put breed...seen in Hill Country, large cities, ranches and small populated areas with illegal vagrants often showing up. From Sea to Desert.

Note: In all human breeds hair color can be salt and pepper to silver gray...or lack of hair!! Bald heads. This is the confusing detail...then, you birds must use other mentioned above details to decipher the correct I D. Also, you humaning birds could find some behind bars as oftentimes you birds are caged.