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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Western Tanager, 5x7

I'm really getting into this bird thing. I just love the colors in this little guy. This is his breeding plumage, which precludes his hiding his intentions from the little girly-birds. I used to have a cockatiel, Ariel, who was quite chatty. He would waddle around proclaiming, "Ariel is such a pretty bird." He referred to himself in the third person, like that guy Jimmy on Seinfeld. Ariel would hide in the pantry and dive-bomb Hap when he came in the kitchen. We finally realized we were giving him too many vitamins, creating a sort of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide-in-the-Pantry personality.