Birds and Celebrations
- Being Human
- Being Outside
- Earth and Sky
- Photography and Optics
- What's This?
Mary Whitcomb of Duxbury, Vermont, has been enjoying a blast of springtime at her feeders the past five days: an immature Baltimore Oriole. Feeding on clementines, the wayward oriole is here just in time to be tallied during the Christmas Bird Count season. (I’ll be counting on foot here in Montpelier tomorrow.)
We often never know the fate of these lingering birds. Some might move on; others might not make through the winter. Such is evolution by means of natural selection.
Meanwhile, if you want to watch birds and celebrate on Saturday, check out my pal Rollin Tebbetts’ wildlife photos at the Cabot Holiday Festival and Outdoor Market, starting at 2 PM, brought to you in part by Harry’s Hardware. A fine photographer, with a knack for being in the right place around birds, Rollin’s photos show up here on the blog from time to time. I’m proud to have them. Here are a few more from Saturday’s exhibit. Stay warm, everyone!