Sunday, May 22, 2011
Wow, what a relief that whole "Rapture" thing didn't work out. Must have been a minor miscalculation. Birdocuple's grateful, though. We LIKE the world. We want to conserve it, and preserve it, and explore it a whole lot more.
Mostly, preserve what's left of it - like this beautiful Dickcissel, singing for all he's worth from a telephone wire on a beautiful late May afternoon over on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Now what's wrong with that? Seemed pretty rapturous to us!
Here he is again:
Handsome fellow, yes?
As Birdcouple's regular visitors will know by now, Warren - with Lisa's full indulgence - is doing a mini "Big Year" in Maryland, trying to see 280 species in the state this year. So far, the number is 236. (Thanks, Mr. Dickcissel, for showing up today). It's a lot of fun, very educational and just a bit zany.
We've seen a lot of beautiful sights this spring that thankfully (man-made hazards and wacky end-of-time predictions notwithstanding) are still with us:
Tree Swallow. Yup, we're still here....
Thanks for being here, Princess!