Looks like today I can report the tale of two lists. First off, thanks to confirmation from Ron I can now add two more check marks to my birding list. This is definitely one of those very pleasing moments when I can make that mark next to another entry, but when you actually get to make two marks at once .. through the roof. If you recall, a few posts ago (link here), I had made some speculation on some bird identifications that were stumping me. Figured the suggested identifications were my best guesses, but looks like Ron was in agreement with both of them – SWEET! That Yang and the Um thingy once again makes its presence known around here. With the good of the bird checks comes the equally bad entry on The List. Those who know me, know you never ever want to make it on that list since it signifies a personal lifetime ban. Surprisingly, I was able to locate an old copy of it online (link here). I have to admit that Best Buy made its way off the list thanks to Circuit City closing leaving no other competition in the area. There are some other additions, but today’s add is Eddie Vedder and of coarse ANYTHING he is affiliated with.
I was a law abiding 2nd Amendment practicing Pearl Jam fan when I bought Ten
I was a law abiding 2nd Amendment practicing Mother Love Bone and Soundgarden fan when I bought Temple of the Dog
I was a law abiding 2nd Amendment practicing Pearl Jam fan when I bought Vs
I was a law abiding 2nd Amendment practicing Pearl Jam fan when I bought Vitalogy
I was a law abiding 2nd Amendment practicing Pearl Jam fan when I bought Yield
I was a law abiding 2nd Amendment practicing Pearl Jam fan when I bought Ten for Rockband
I was a law abiding 2nd Amendment practicing Pearl Jam fan when I bought their guitar sheet music for Ten
I was a law abiding 2nd Amendment practicing Eddie Vedder fan when I wisely chose not to buy his craptastic solo album
… and now this fuck wishes bad things to happen to me (link here). I wonder exactly what this asshole would think if someone went after his First Amendment rights? It isn’t worth wasting anymore time on this topic – the money saved on not buying his latest album will nicely offset the cost of the ammunition spent while substituting those CDs for targets. Welcome to The List.
Cleansing breadth … crap Kozma is sucking it up at the plate for the Cardinals tonight… cleansing breadth.
There, much better. On to the real topic of this post. The last plea for bird identification help worked out so well, figured it was worth trying it again. Once again there’s another bird shot the second day of the Henderson Nevada Bird Viewing Preserve that has me in a quandary. What seems to be the norm these days, the expectations going into the identification phase were high due to the key features this particular bird possesses.
Stocky frame, dark coloring palette and takes the standard Heron/Egret form in flight. No problem right.. this has to be a Green Hero… uh, hmm uh.. let me look at those reference books again. From the reference images, the Green Heron tends to have a rustier neck and a little more yellow on the bill. They are also a lot more stockier than the specimen here. Hold on, there should have been a post on one. Yes, yes, here it is (link here). Now it is coming back to me – that bird found at Jubilee Park looked a lot different than this one – mainly again due to the stockiness and the varying yet pronounced colors. This next shot doesn’t show a whole lot more, but does provide some clues to the neck coloring.
Hit the jump to continue the quest to identify this bird
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