Saturday, July 21, 2007

Birds on the wild side

While taking photos of the mountains from the Blue Ridge Parkway, I notice a pretty blue flower down the bank from where I was standing. I zoomed in with the camera and snapped a couple of shots. I then went on with my usual routine and looked for a place to fish.

When I got home and downloaded the photos of the day, I noticed that my blue flower was in fact an Indigo Bunting, a brightly-colored bird.

It is not so much that the bird is unusual or rarely sighted, it is not. They are everywhere.

It's just that it fooled me so well while I was snapping the pictures.

He didn't even try to blend in, like most other wild things, to survive. In fact, he stood out.

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