First: Lynne's sister passed away gently on Saturday. Please go to her blog and give her some Cyber-Hugs.
I wish I had stellar vulture pics for her, but I do have this one weird bird:
I had three programs today: Two at an elementary school (Every kid in the school....every single one) and one at a Cub Scout meeting. My voice is shot and my eyes are blood-shot.
The beginning of the day was actually at 1:00 am, with vocally-sparring barred owls (video tomorrow when I can stay awake long enough to upload them). As Geoff and I were getting Lorelei into the car to go to school, Geoff pointed out a bird on top of a tree..."Honey, that's a weird bird up there." I've learned to listen when GEOFFREY points out a bird. Remember when he found a barred owl in the yard for me?
This is the weird bird....
At first, I thought I was looking at an escapee parrot or cocketiel. But the bill is straight.
As far as I can tell, this is a leucistic tufted titmouse.
He or she sampled the catkins on the "whatever" tree and also the big maple.
Is that a weird bird or what? If anyone has any other ID thoughts, I would love to hear them.
Mommy-Brag: When Isabelle got home from school (and I had stopped in between programs) I showed her the pictures, and she said, without prompting from me, "That looks like a leucistic bird, Mommy. Maybe that's a titmouse? See the little crest?" I do love that kid.