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in which I express my flaky, feathery fickleness

December 3rd, 2010 by Wendy

Pardon me, can we take a moment here to talk about….birds?

Mere months have passed since I confessed my true love for a certain little guy.

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

And, at the time, I really meant everything I said about him and his yellowy dashing-ness.

But a recent stroll at our local Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island led me over to the duck pond where, lo and behold, my heart was reminded about true love.

There he was, in town for a brief over-wintering visit, the Bufflehead.
Or as I like to call him, heartus skipus.

He swoops, he swims, he dives–he is all water fowl, Itellyouwhat. Plus, he’s ready for any formal occasion.

It’s all there in black and white. Sorry, Goldfinch.

Any birders out there with crushes in this county? Any birds you look forward to seeing in one season or another? Tell me I’m not the only geek one!

Wendy has two daughters, one covered in fur and rolling in….um, never mind. She’d love for you to read more of her writings at Let the dog in! and see pictures of all the reasons her pants are stretching out this holiday season (BAKED GOODS, ya’ll!).

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One Response to “in which I express my flaky, feathery fickleness”

  1. Wendy Says:

    I must add that probably because I took my camera with a big lens back out to see him, he was not there today, BUT I swear he was there yesterday! I have a witness!

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