Kip’s Comments 1-10-18

White-breasted Nuthatc with Conjuncivitis (or something else) - Image 481205 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Observations on a Cloudy Day

When the day is as cloudy as today has been, it is difficult to differentiate between night and day. I have seen nights with a full moon that were almost as bright as this afternoon has been. That said, I will gladly take warm and dreary over clear, cold and windy (that is forecast for us). 

There was little time for photography today. I did watch birds briefly and made a couple of observations.  When birds take flight and a person is able to record the motion of their wings, the process is almost artistic.

This was a black-capped chickadee flying off the perch:    

Black-capped Chickadee Taking Flight - Image 481187 (© Kip Ladage)

Black-capped Chickadee Taking Flight – Image 481187 (© Kip Ladage)

 

I recorded some images of our white-breasted nuthatch I thought was afflicted with conjunctivitis. After closer review, I think I may be seeing the eye behind/below the mattered feathers. I wonder if maybe the bird wasn’t exposed to something sticky and can actually see out of the eye.   

White-breasted Nuthatch with Conjunctivitis (or something else):

White-breasted Nuthatc with Conjuncivitis (or something else) - Image 481205 (© Kip Ladage)

White-breasted Nuthatc with Conjuncivitis (or something else) – Image 481205 (© Kip Ladage)

  

This male house finch was nothing special. It was just at the feeder: 

Male House Finch:

Male House Finch - Image 481191 (© Kip Ladage)

Male House Finch – Image 481191 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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