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Fr. Z is officially a hybrid of Gandalf and Obi-Wan XD
Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a scrappy blogger popular with the Catholic right.
- America Magazine
RC integralist who prays like an evangelical fundamentalist.
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[T]he even more mainline Catholic Fr. Z. blog.
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Lovely pictures… not just here, but throughout. Very peaceful and enjoyable.
Thank you :)
Whatever their names these are all basically different colored sparrows. This one seems to consume inordinate amounts of blueberries. Some birds, (pay attention if you like the bottle) as told by Ionston Ian (1603-1675) [notice I’m not using the verbotten “J”‘s] in his De Avibus get blasted on fermented grapes and cure the hangover by stuffing some herbs into the beak and walk around till they get better. (Ingenio non destitui si ex uvarum esu ebria herbam ori inserere et circumambulando sibi mederi.)
PS I promise not to quote this author again at least not till the weekend is over.
Father: do the socks help keep out the furry enemies? I can’t keep bird feeders because the squirrels think it is a 24-hour diner and manage to spill half the food when landing on it for a meal.
Beautiful. I love those Indigo Buntings. Do you have any oranges out for Orioles?
This blog is becoming for the birds. ;)
“Blue bird, blue bird, through my window.
Blue bird, blue bird, through my window.
Blue bird, blue bird, through my windwo.
Oh Johnny aren’t you tired.”
Didn’t anyone play this little singing game in the playground?
Why are the males in the bird world always the prettiest? I know. To make THEM the target.
Have you ever noticed how the male Cardinal will take a seed down to the female on the ground and feed her?
As a child growing up in Ohio, I used to deliver papers early in the morning. I would hear the distinctive sound of the Bobwhite: “Bob-WHITE! Bob-WHITE!” Nothing quite like it. (I forget the other name for them.)
Years later, in the back yard of a house I used to own, we had a male and female Cardinal built a nest in the same tree every year. We referred to them as “Mr and Mrs Cardinal.” We just assumed it was the same couple returning each year.
Funny, I never was one much for birding. And yet they get my attention every now and then.
Hey Fr Z,
Aren’t the girl birds a different and more neautral color than the males so they won’t be easily spotted when sitting on the eggs? I suppose what I am trying to get at is, could the female “blue” bunting be…brown?
Such as these pictures
Have you seen any of these Father?
Perhaps you can help me solve a problem. Besides the Cardinals, bluejays and other beautiful and interesting birds that visit our feeder, we have many huge, ugly and voracious blackbirds who take over and gobble up 1/2 of the seeds. I’ve tried putting foils of various kinds up, mostly of chicken wire, but to no avail. They still manage to muscle in. Any suggestions?