Sunday, January 22, 2006

Yesterday's birds

Yesterday there were flocks of white-throated sparrows, but no robins, along Onion Creek. The day before that, there were flocks of robins, but no white-throated sparrows--a fact of no obvious consequence. I've think always prefered those kinds of facts to the important ones.

But I am no closer to understanding the calls of the crows, though I can tell you they are complex and I often imagine that they have a special code for "here comes the guy with the camera; fly away while he is trying to focus." No photos of crows.

A white-throated sparrow

Cedar waxwing in the hackberries

Lincoln's sparrow beside a drying-up pond

Yellow-rumped warbler--our main wintertime warbler in Austin

A black vulture trying to gain altitude

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