My sister injured her back, so yesterday I went to visit. I brought my camera with me because, as I said to my sister, “If I don’t bring it the animals are sure to do something cute.” So, I sat outside for a time taking photos. I got one picture that made me think about all those pictures you see showing “nature’s wonderful camouflage.” So, go below the fold and see if you can find the bird…
In keeping with my self-described designation as the world’s laziest birder, I spotted a little bird outside the window when I was visiting my sister. I said, “Hey, what’s that there.” My sister said, “It’s just one of those annoying house sparrows.” I said, “No, to the right, under the azalea.” I went and got my camera. As I came back, the little brown bird hopped out onto the patio and into the sunlight.
I have tentatively identified it as a Hermit Thrush. There are a few very similar thrushes, so if a more knowledgeable person has a better id, let me know. We saw him scratching at the ground under some bushes that border the patio. He’s a little bit bigger than the House Sparrows.
Sorry, to the non-birders out there for the incredibly unexciting picture taken through a window. For the rest of you, here’s a fun macro shot I took on Saturday.
Clicking on the photo above takes you to a gallery of my macro photos.