I've been really busy the last couple weeks, so my birding time has been limited. Right when migration is kicking up, too. I managed to play hooky temporarily on Wednesday morning to take a look around Peters Canyon Regional Park, hoping to find the Lawrence's Goldfinches that had been seen there. Nope. I've come to the conclusion that they don't exist. I did find lots of migrants, including Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
Because I was too lazy to shoot some photos to go along with this post, here are some previously unpublished funny pictures of birds...
That's a whale of a yawn. Unfortunately, I cut off the cormorant's bill. Still, a funny posture with the neck all scrunched in.
Here's something you don't see every day. A sting ray with legs out of the water standing on its head. It's actually a Great Blue Heron sunning itself - it looks downright ridiculous!
Ouch... my eye itches!
Talk about a bad hair day! We banded this rumpled Wrentit at Star Ranch. It's also a messy eater - notice the berry stains on the chin!