Although Christmas is usually “hectic,” we’ve managed to find time for some of our mellower friends, too. Even though I quit featuring them in recent years, I always enjoy greeting the friendly Song Sparrows
whose happy song invariably greets us at Theler Wetlands
I’m sure I often fail to distinguish Fox Sparrows
from Song Sparrows, but I think this is a Fox Sparrow. It’s clear why even experienced birders sometimes refer to them all as LBJ’S (Little Brown Jobs).
Small female Buffleheads
are easily overlooked since they aren’t much bigger and are even shyer.
I love Christmas too much to post this much nearer Christmas, but when I bought a John Lennon album recently and saw this video right after seeing shots from Aleppo, I couldn’t help but cry.
I was born in 1941, 75 years ago and it seems like America has been fighting a war somewhere in the world ever since.
Sorry folks, Trump ain’t the worse thing to ever happen to America. Simply put the Military/Industrial complex that Eisenhower warned about has drained America of any moral superiority we might have ever had.