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Windowpane Wednesday: A Rarity

I’ve named one of the files to which I save my photos on my computer “Windowpane Wednesday”. Yesterday, I was looking through the photos for ones I hadn’t yet shared. And I found these:

It’s interesting that, when a bird that you aren’t accustomed to seeing graces you with its presence, you know immediately that it’s something different. So I grabbed the camera.

These were taken through our kitchen window, so the quality isn’t the best.

I immediately texted the pics to my self-proclaimed ‘bird-nerd’ friend, Donna, and she replied that she thought it was a yellow-headed blackbird.

Just to confirm, I sent the pics to our local Wild Birds Unlimited shop, and they said it was a positive ID. They also sent this map, showing that it’s rare for these birds to be in our area.

This was in March, and so far, that’s  been the only time I’ve seen it.  Guess the GPS took it on the scenic route.

~These Days Of Mine~