Friday, July 25, 2008

One more Dickcissel...

Each time I've ridden my bike past the Deming Way development site this summer, I've observed what is presumably the same Dickcissel perched on either a fence post or the metal rod that appears in the above photograph. Now almost a month later, it remains enjoyable thinking back to the hour or so I spent photographing this bird. Perusing through other photographs of birds I've taken over the years, I ponder their destinies; whether or not they endured the long journey south. This Dickcissel knows nothing of my world, but I know a little something about his. Though we'll say he sings away for reasons ornithological, as I bike past I can't help from extending a cheerful "Good Morning, Bud!" in return.

Dickcissel © 2008 Mike McDowell

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