Monday, October 13, 2008

Amaze Your Friends! Spout the Scientific Name.

Photo Karen Anne Kolling
Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
A species with few problems in the self-esteem category.

Photo Karen Anne Kolling
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Does this guy look grumpy or what?

Photo Karen Anne Kolling
Eastern Chipmunk,
Tamias striatus
Just like Chewy, my resident Chipmunk, Karen says of hers, "He's been out there off and on for hours ."

Photo Karen Anne Kolling
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
(This name has changed. When I first learned it, the scientific name was Passer domesticus domesticus.)
As to Mr. Cardinal, he's still looks pretty annoyed.

Photo Karen Anne Kolling
Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapilla
Though tiny, or perhaps because of it, these fellows rarely look frightened. Rather, their tendency is to look alert and plucky.

Donegal Browne

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