Hunting WBFs

Okay, apparently I needed to be taught a lesson for complaining too much about Internet connectivity.  Soon after whining about my provider issues in the last post we were greeted with a nightmare storm.  70 mph wind gusts coupled with solid sheets of rain and if that wasn’t oodles of fun enough – throw in some hail.  It eventually got to a point where we couldn’t see the road on our way home and had to pull off to allow it to settle.  Finally get home, sit down at the computer to see how long the storm is going to last and bam – power goes out.  I’m cursed.  Luckily we had invested in a whole house genset soon after building our house in the country – take that karma gods ha.    Anyway, all good now, power back and Internet connectivity .. well, better.  Let’s celebrate with a new post!

Snowy Owl found in McLean County, IL December 2019

Pretty impressive eh?  What, you don’t appreciate shots of plastic bags in a corn field!?!?!  The embarrassing thing is I have hundreds of pictures of random bags taken during the winter months.  I am guessing this may seem odd to you, however, I would bet that most Midwestern birders also have their share of photos of WBF’s or “White Bags in a Field” – garbage bags, chip bags, Walmart bags – the list goes on – typically at a distance in picked or plowed farmland between December and say early March.

Hit the jump if you want to see the reason for the bag shots – no, I am not losing my mind!

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