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Ummmm....Oysters anyone?


My Bird Photo for Wild Bird Wednesday [linked on sidebar]:

I'm having a bit of difficulty ID'ing these birds. There were dozens of them at the edge of the bay waters the other day, all grouped together, most of them were sleeping. Hence the 'white eyes'. But, what species are they? Of that, I'm not certain. So many shore birds are marked with such similar colors and beaks/feet, etc. I'm thinking Short Billed Dowitcher, but could be a long billed dowitcher maybe 'cause I've not seen either to compare. Perhaps a totally different sandpiper species? Help me if you can, purdy please, with sugar on top?!!!





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Joyce has these questions for us to answer today:


1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? Have you ever played bingo for money? Visited a casino? Placed a bet on a horse? Bought a lottery ticket? I used to go to the casinos in AZ and in NV. I purchase a lottery ticket once in a while. No financial gain tho...from either.  I do better collecting my $200 when I pass 'go' in Monopoly!!

2. Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried...your favorite way to have potatoes? Our traditional St. Patty's Day is GREEN BEER. Been a tradition for many decades. Seldom do I take the time to make corned beef. As for potatoes, mashed is my all time favorite. Yet, in all honesty, I LOVE potatoes, no matter how their cooked. I have been known to even munch on raw potatoes when I'm peeling them for a meal.

poster courtesy of Photobucket images

3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over? Right about now, with the continuous drought conditions here, I envy those that are getting Spring snows and rains!!!  But...normally,  I'm really not a person who envies anyone, or any thing.   Oh, I do take notice of youth and sometimes wish I could turn back the clock, knowing what I know now, and do some things differently and still have what I have [family, home, financial security, etc]. But, that will come with my 'next life'.

4. What's at the end of your rainbow? Age...and with that, Knowledge

5. March 12th marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-March, 1945). Anne's diary detailing her time spent hiding from the Nazi's during the war ranks as one of the best selling books of all time. Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal? Was this a habit you developed as a child or is journaling something new for you? I guess the only sort of diary of my life and generations before me is:  I have a wealth of photos. From ancestors' tintypes to my grandkids!! Pictures not only paint a thousand words, they hold a whole lotta memories.

6. What's an item in your home or closet that contains every color of the rainbow? As for the closet as in clothing...Nuttin' Honey. Why? 'Cause I don't do orange!!!   But, some costume jewelry and t-shirts are adorned with rhinestones...they're a rainbow prism when they move with the body's motions!!

7. Write a limerick with you as the subject. You can do it!! Just remember this is a family friendly blog...don't make me get out my wooden spoon. Oh my....a limerick you say?  The ones I know are always a bit on the nasty side ... Goodness gracious. Okay, I'll give it a go, without being x-rated [I hope]...

There once was a gal named Anni.
Who was seen dining on fatty fried food.
The edibles were simple but a tiny bit crude.
The crowd at her table became rowdy 'n' roister...
As they watched Anni gnaw on a rocky mount'n oyster!!.
Rocky Mountain Oysters, what are they? Click Here to find out!!
photo courtesy of Google Image Search

8. Insert your own random thought here. Speaking of tintype photos: These are from a previous post dated 2008 --

"...Anyway, at one time months after dad died, Bud and I were with my brother, just talking. And one thing lead to another - you know how it is; the family albums came out. During our gab session and reminiscing of the 'good ol' days' we came upon these. I remember mom showing them to me and telling me they're all kin. I was young and I looked at these tintypes and thought to myself....they look like bandits from the old west; the kind you see in movies and Gunsmoke!! Well, when my brother opened the page and I saw them, I pleaded with him to give me just the one that meant more to me than I thought for him. There were less than a dozen of them, but like I said, "They're kinfolk." He ended up giving them all to me....." [I'll only post two of the eight I posted before]


60 comments :

  1. I hope when you find out what those birds are you will share it. I always love your hodgepodge Q&A. :-)

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  2. I enjoyed your hodgepodge once again.
    I can not help you on the birds but I hope you will let us know when you find out.
    I loved the limerick but RMO when I found out what they were it was barf city.
    Hugs

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    1. ahhhhhhhhhh, come on Sharon, they're not bad at all. They taste good. I know, I know...it's the idea of 'what you're eating'....that I understand. Have a few green beers and the whole concept will get past you.

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    2. I could never seem to drink enough!! I tried HA

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    3. Sharon....Now THAT's an excellent 'come-back'. roflmao

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  3. I love those old pics!!! And you are one very brave woman to try those Rocky Mountain Oysters. What did they taste like?

    I wish I could help you ID the birds, but I am stumped. Hope you find out!

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    1. ...actually they're not bad at all. Kinda like deep fat fried chicken liver. And believe it or not, they're tender. LOLOL [don't ask]

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  4. I have no idea what they are, but they are cute. I know what a RM Oyster is and ick!

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    1. Have your tried them Karen? Or just the thought scares you away? Hope I can find out what bird species this is from some expert out there in blogland.

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  5. Oh yes Anni I have heard of Rocky Mountain Oysters.
    Actually picture makes them look very tasty. At least if one has a shellfish allergy they can substitute with RMO
    Hugs C

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    1. LOL....I like your train of thought on RMO vs. those nasty seashell oysters.

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  6. The old pictures are just wonderful!!! Anni, do you know why they never smiled in the real old pictures? Because it took so LOOOOONG to take the pictures, they had to pose forever and could not hold a smile that long. The birds I have no idea, they almost look like juveniles and you got a really good picture! Really, you have eaten raw potatoes and mountain oysers??

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    1. I did not KNOW that bit of info. Interesting. Raw potatoes yes, RMO yes...but not at the same time. ;o)

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  7. No clue on the birds. I'm horrible at identifying anything.

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    1. ...ask Duke, he may know. [kidding]....he can drive y'know.

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  8. I don't know what kind of bird that is, but I sure like them!
    Love the tin types too!

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    1. ...tintypes, they are a fascinating piece of history.

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  9. Yes, you are correct on the dowitcher. I'm going with short billed. Long billed aren't very common. Cute shot!

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    1. ...thanks!! That makes two of us on the Dowitcher ID then.

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    1. ...that makes me feel good!!

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  11. Great photos of the shorebird but they are not ones that migrate down this way so no ID from me. Wish I could see them though!

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    1. ...that's okay mick....I'm just happy you stopped by to see if you could help out with the ID. I appreciate it.

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  12. Cannot identify your bird... Sorry!

    Never gambled AT ALL---not even a lottery ticket...

    Nothing special on St. Patrick's Day for us.. Just a normal day here.

    I am envious over people who got some pretty snow this winter. We didn't get much!!!! Sniff Sniff....

    I have journaled for years.. I even had diaries when I was young. That's why I love blogging... I can keep on writing 'my' story!!!!

    I cannot think of anything right now that contains all of the colors of the rainbow... I love colors --but don't have anything that combines them into one thing....

    Great limerick.... AND---I liked your random thought..

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. ...thanks Betsy. I always like to read your thoughts on Hodgepodge in the comments.

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  13. Great photos!
    Happy WBW to you!

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    1. Sorry, cannot help with the ID, but they are so pretty. If you submit it on Project Noah and check the box that it needs ID, someone there might be able to help you. After glancing at some of the comments, I don't think I want to know what RMO are! Still in a brain fog today...

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    2. Hans...thanks for stopping by!

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    3. Gail...you're just as well off NOT knowing probably. It's not for everyone. To be sure.

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  14. I agree with Dina, Short-billed Dowitchers. Nice post!

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    1. ...thanks Wally. Sorry, your blog link takes me to a Google+ page without contributor links to your blog. I can't visit you in return.

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  15. We are thinking short billed do witches, too.

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    1. I thought so, but just wasn't sure.

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  16. Raf thinks short billed dowitcher, too. So many shore birds look so similar.

    Never had mountain oysters...never wanted to!

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    1. On the dowitchers then, that's seems to be a consensus from all. As for the RMO, they're not bad once you get beyond the concept of what they are.

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  17. The cuddled birdies are cute! I wouldn't have known what they were so I'm glad someone had ID'ed them.
    Loved your answer to #1! Funny!
    I'm Irish on my Mom's side so we will have corned beef and cabbage if I get to the store. :)
    I have a tie-dyed T-shirt left over from years ago I couldn't part with. It's my rainbow shirt.

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    1. tie-dyed....haven't seen this in years.

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  18. I always look forward to your hodgepodge, Anni! I remember Gunsmoke well - my mom was a big fan of James Arness! He was smoking' hot back in those days!

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    1. My mom was the same in regards to James Arness. I never saw the 'thing' in his looks. But to each her own.

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  19. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. ...thanks for stopping by Gary.

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  20. Sorry, no ID for the birds, but in answer to your question, yes, I love oysters. :) I'd love some, thank you. :)

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    1. Oysters? You'd love some? I'm sure you are thinking the ones from the sea, right?

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  21. What a wonderful bird photo...you have a great eye! Please do share if you find out what kind they are! Oh, how I love old photos...the stories they tell! I have some of my great-grandparents that I wouldn't trade for the world!

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    1. yep....our past shows us the future.

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  22. I know what the 'oyster' is so I'll skip checking : ) I do love real honest to goodness oysters though, and some people find them hard to stomach.

    I love the old family photos!

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    1. I don't care for the oysters from the sea at all. The ones I've tried are so chewy and tough. I guess you're just supposed to swallow them whole, but ewwww.

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  23. Ooooh! Mashed potatoes are my all time favourite! I'll be making those with Beef and Guiness pie on Sunday! Of course all the green bits will be unpacked and sure, we'll have a fun St Paddy's lunch on Sunday!

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    1. ...you and me both...mashed potatoes, I could eat my 'weight' in them.

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    1. I liked your answer too...getting a good night's sleep. What's that?

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  25. We too have lots of photo albums. Sadly some of the relatives are not named and we have no way of finding out who they are.

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    1. I can't say the photos are in albums...they're in boxes. Separated of course by subject, but still no albums.

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  26. hahahaha...never tried one of those fried things but they can't be if they're fried...hahahah

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    1. deep fat fried...they're pretty good.

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  27. It's a great bird photo, but I have no clue aside from "pretty birds."

    I prefer beer in a green bottle to green beer. And I know what a Rocky Mountain Oyster is and although Ive tried alligator and snail, EW! RMO no way! :P

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    1. I've tried smoked octopus once, that was enough, just one bite and out it came. LOLOLOL

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    2. Oh I adore fried Oysters and your shorebirds are beautiful!

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    3. Mary...these fried oysters are not from the sea tho. Just in case you missed the link explaining what they were.

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