Before I get to the main subject of this post, I need a favor from all of you. You may have noticed that I now have a Bob Zeller Photography Facebook page. Please check it out by clicking on the link or the link on the right side of this page. Then do me a favor and click “like” for me. I am new to all of this stuff, but I understand that if I get 30 “likes” something special will happen. I don’t know what it is. Maybe bombs will burst, fireworks will flare, streamers will fall, confetti will fall, I will get the key to the city, or I will get the the man of the year award. Who knows, but I would like for all of you to have a look. 🙂
Okay, let get to it! From all of the comments this week, my first Bird ID quiz has been a smash hit. So I will not keep you in suspense any further. Here are the results from 45 votes:
- Lark Sparrow 17 votes
- Red-winged Blackbird 18 “
- Sage Thrasher 9 “
- Common Grackle 1 “
- Red-shouldered Hawk 0 ”
The photo is a female Red-winged Blackbird, (Agelaius phoeniceus). It sure fooled a lot of people. The female is actually an attractave bird. Most females of other species are usally kinda drab. In the photo you can see just a smidge of red in the shoulder, though not always visible. I threw in the choice of the Red Shouldered Hawk, to see if I could catch any of you off guard. It has that reddish spot on the shoulder also.
I appreciate all of you that have voted. Check back in tomorrow, Saturday April 21, to see what I have in store for you in Quiz #2. Ann and I spent a couple of hours last night dreaming up the dastardly thing. Heh! Heh!
For those that thought it was a Lark Sparrow, here is what one looks like.
And above, the third place Sage Thrasher. The fourth place Common Grackle needs no introduction, besides, I don’t have a picture of one. 🙂 Click on any image to see enlargements.