In Case You Were Wondering

Mike sent me three questions he thought my blog readers would be curious about yesterday’s entry. I really didn’t know the answer his first question. I don’t know if there was any connection between my throat swelling up at dinner and my earlier fall. I know that the fish we ate (which was not crab) caused gastric distress for everyone at the table, though not the tightening of the throat. The huge bruise on my upper chest and collarbone indicates there might have been some swelling in the throat. I haven’t had any similar reaction to any of the foods we were eating, but I didn’t develop an allergic reaction to crab until i was nearly 35 years old, and it was a favorite, and common, food. Food allergies are notoriously difficult to detect.

What I can do is show you the birds that I crossed the street to photograph. Most of them were our local Chestnut-Backed Chickadee.

Chestnut-Backed Chickadee

The other, probably the one whose bright yellow colors caught my attention, was this Golden-Crowned Kinglet.

 Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Neither shot was worth the fall I took, but both are some of the best shots I’ve gotten of these particular birds because they seldom expose themselves completely and are constantly moving. Even my expensive camera had trouble focusing on them before they flitted to the next branch.

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  1. Really sorry you got hurt, Loren, but pleased to see that the camera seems to have survived. Remarkable shots of the kind of birds that make me focus on plant identification: little fast guys that never sit still long enough to get close to. The heck with ’em! I’ll take a nice quiet plant that stays put while you examine it anytime. Really good work —

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