Some many have noticed a lack of commenting activity from SMU. I’ve been out of town for the last few days visiting relatives in the Pacific North West. I wanted to travel fast and light, so I didn’t lug out the lap top. Before I left town, I did schedule some posts to keep the blog fresh.
I got back into the airport at midnight last night and arrived at home at 3:00 am. I slept until 10:00 and spent the last three hours catching up on my commenting. Thanks for all of my loyal commenters for sticking in there without reciprocation.
I understand the weather was NASTY while I was gone. It seemed okay, the roads were damp at 1:00 am when I started home. When I got out of my car in Gloucester, I noticed that the garbage can has gone missing and I could hear the ocean roaring. Yup, the weather was terrible as mentioned in other New England area blogs.
I didn’t have as much time to shoot as I would have liked to. Here is a shot of a Fox Sparrow. This was a pretty large sparrow, bigger than, say, a White-crowned Sparrow and smaller than a Towhee. He flew through the brush like a big tank. A real dapper chap, I love his colors. I’ve been out of Fox Sparrow territory for the last 19 years, so if I misidentified this, please let me know!
This second photo is a little flawed, but I like the field marks. Again, for you folks in the PNW, if this is not a Fox Sparrow, please let me know!
Fathers day in Sicksta Lori’s garden..
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