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The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
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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.

78 comments :

  1. Oh! My Gosh! How very descriptive and, if I were a bird, this would be extremely helpful. I would add how to tell the differences between Crackers and Yankees, and the young fledglings from the tough old birds. You are funny ANNI!

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    1. I was tempted to add Albinos...but couldn't figure out a funny way for migration other than RARE Breed. lol

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  2. my favorite is the TEXAN and i am sure birds who are humaning are thinking these exact thoughts. i saw the card on Ann this morning and was happy to see it again here.. it is funny the card and your list. i will add in birds the male is always prettier, in humans the female is the prettier.. that is just MY opinion though

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    1. I love your bird thoughts/pooping you left for Ann this morning!!!

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  3. Fun post Anni! I love the Green Heron and the sky shots. Your postcard from your friend is cute! Enjoy your day!

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    1. ...thanks Eileen...glad you enjoyed it today.

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  4. This is the cutest post and I like the Texan too.

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    1. Makes me pleased you enjoyed this post Paula.

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  5. Oh, a fun post indeed, Anni, and what a perfect way to start my day -- with giggles!! I love it! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Have fun!

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    1. Secretly, I was kinda giggly too as I typed it up, lol

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  6. Wow. How very interesting! A good case for DNA testing! Oh, and Anni, I do write professionally. Thanks for the comments!

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    1. Well, then, your writing expertise shines Sue!!!

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  7. A profoundly illuminating post! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment Cathy!!

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  8. what a fun post with gorgeous sky shots and I love the image of the. Heron with lovely reflctions.

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  9. Green Herons are my most favourite birds!

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    1. ...and for some reason, we have had a lot of them this year so far.

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  10. Hi Anni. Yes, a fun post. You forgot the European or Brit as a bird would see us or don't you see many in Texas, only on the telly? I look forward to that. Meanwhile, yes I agree with Little Green Job.

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    1. I guess you Brits would be in the Caucasian category. lol

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  11. So glad you liked your index card. Your humaning for dummies descriptions are totally hysterical.

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    1. Thanks again Ann...glad you enjoyed the Humaning for Dummies. rofl

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  12. I almost forgot to thank you for all your very kind words :)

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  13. Who could possibly take offense to this cute post? We are ALL different BUT the same :)

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    1. I feel someone would be quickly offending with my descriptions. Y'know how that goes.

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  14. That was so fun! I loved your addition of Texan!

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    1. LOL...some would probably say that we Texans are a whole breed on our own y'know. So had to get my 2 cents in somehow. lol

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  15. The photos of the Heron and its reflection in the water are very beautiful. btw did those big fluffy clouds drop any rain on you? They look as if they might!

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    1. Thanks Mick....nope, no rain. It missed its chance....again!!

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  16. The little green heron is one of my favorites, Anni. My favorite "humaning" description is the Texas. Well done!

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    1. We Texans must show the world we are a rare breed. lol

      Thanks June

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  17. such a fun post, love you.

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  18. This post gave me a good chuckle!

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    1. I'm glad to know you had a good laugh from it.

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  19. You put some thought into this post! Love it!!

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    1. Just came naturally....I started typing and this is what came to mind. Glad you enjoyed it Terri.

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  20. I pop over to her blog. The cards she made ate very witty

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  21. You would fit into the Diversity and Inclusiveness thing we have going on at work.

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    1. ...I'm retired. But thanks for the offer. [kidding!]

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  22. ANNI OUR VISITS TO YOU ARE LIKE LOOKING AT THE BEST PICTURE BOOK AND READING THE BEST WORDS
    THANK YOU
    HUGS CECILIA

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    1. Awwwww, you two melt my heart with kindness M&M!

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  23. Wonderful photos of the pretty green heron and also the red-tailed hawk in the sky! I went over to Sue's blog to see what caused you to say she should write professionally (always on the look for a good book!) :-) And I placed her book on my Amazon Wish List.

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    1. If you read her recent post...I think you know what I meant then!! Thanks Marie

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  24. You are quite the creative one and I enjoyed all descriptions and came up with too many giggles for so early in the morn. Have a wonderful remainder to your week~

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    1. Well, a good laugh in the morning is a healthy way to start the day, isn't it? Enjoy your weekend Mary.

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  25. This was so fun!! LOL~~Great shots and the green heron is a beauty. Have a happy day. cm

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    1. Thank you kindly!! It's good to know you enjoyed the little bit of fun on this post.

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  26. i like green herons.

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  27. Beautiful Heron photos!
    Love the cartoon!
    Have a great day!
    Lea

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  28. Nice "rusty" fence. - Beautiful Heron shots & Pretty Cloudy Skies.
    Very humorous post and no offense taken at all.

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    1. Good....I'm happy to know that my descriptions didn't offend. Thanks Ida.

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  29. I so enjoyed your blog. Beautiful everything. Laughter. Fun post.

    Have a wonderful weekend Anni.

    I have been packing. My move is next Tuesday. Yet your blog sure has made me chuckle . Be so glad when I am there to my apt..
    Thank goodness we have movers.

    Your clouds are spectacular.

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    1. Thanks....oh....moving....it's such a chore. Good luck and hope you can be settled in your new abode soon.

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  30. Thats a great looking bird - I can see why it won an award!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Jakarta (for a few more hours)

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    1. Thanks Stewart...is your trip for pleasure or work?

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  31. Love the sky and bird photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  32. I've never seen one of these birds - he's rather beautiful.
    I hope to see you at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/bennett-place-bit-of-history.html, and please join us each week for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday)!

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  33. I never see Little Green Herons, but I can see why they are popular. What a bird!
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    1. Oh, and they have a beautiful 'hidden' crest of green...but not often seen.

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  34. Fantastic photos. Wow! The green herons are awesome!

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    1. Thanks Brenda, that they are.

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  35. I rarely get to see green herons, but I do like to find them! I can't even imagine what a bird would make of me...HA HA HA !

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    1. Like a few mentioned...I'd probably be seen as a target!! lol
      Thanks Terri.

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  36. That little fellow is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

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  37. What a lovely heron!

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    1. thanks Fiona...but I didn't have a hand in creating its beauty. lol

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  38. I imagine your book would be a great help!! I like your heron photos a lot!

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    1. LOL...love your wit Betty!! Thanks.

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  39. I've just looked at your pictures Anni, they
    are beautiful! Love those dramatic skies :)
    I'll come back and read when my visitors are gone :)

    Möwe

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  40. I find this to be a distasteful example of racism. You call it "fun," but since there is no scientific evidence for the division of race among humans, you've simple dressed up racism as a game. I think you knew you were doing this because you had to assert that it's humorous. But it's not funny, it's inaccurate and perpetuates the idea that race is a division of color. This made me extremely uncomfortable.

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