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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

World Bird Wednesday XXII

And It Stoned Me

"And it stoned me to my soul."
So sang Van Morrison way back when. The stone birds atop the Kean building in Detroit had me singing that old classic line all day long. Hmmmm. A bird with human eyes. While I don't think these sculptures would qualify for the gargoyle hall of fame, not that there is such a thing, to their credit they've done a sterling job protecting their perch for many a year.

What's this? Well just a Dark-eyed junco picture where you can actually see that dark little bead of an eye for a change. A rare accomplishment for me!

The star of my birding week was this strange backyard bird I spotted working the leaf litter. I bolted for my camera but all I managed was a muddy reference shot before the Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) sped away. It's a first time sighting for me thus worthy of a personal celebration! My research informed me that the southern variations have a white eye. Though I did not hear it, their common name comes from its unique "Tow-hee" voicing. "And it stoned me just like Jelly Roll!"       ;-)WBW

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