Friday, March 31, 2006

I'm Back!


Boy, did we have a great time. The weather was perfect. Just wanted to share this photo of a scrub jay that we visited on our second day. The first day we walked the beaches looking for piping plovers and we saw probably a couple of dozen. The second day we visited an area preserved for scrub flora and fauna. There are several families of scrub jays living there and here's one member of one of the families. They are amazingly curious birds and have little fear of people. Tomorrow I'll show you how curious they can be.

I missed you guys. Over the weekend I'll share a couple more pictures from our trip. It's so good to be home!

23 Comments:

Blogger eProf2 said...

Welcome back. I (we?) missed you and your commentaries. Glad you had a good time. There are certainly a whole bunch of political items from CL to chose from this morning to sink your teeth into.

March 31, 2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Left of Center said...

nice to have you back. can't wait to see the pics.

March 31, 2006 10:37 AM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

Welcome home POP!

I bet Murphy and Fred the cat were all over you.
I would ask if you got a tan...but I bet you always have one.

March 31, 2006 10:45 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Renee, Murphy and Fred the Cat will be home around 5 this afternoon. We came home, unloaded the car and Mr. Pop went to the lab. I have been doing the dreaded return home laundry and getting back in the groove of being home. Mr. Pop will pick up the "kids" on his way home. Can't wait to see Murphy since this will be his first professional do since his illness. His groomer is also his babysitter, so she's getting him all glam-ed up before he returns home. Fred will come in and take his perch on the patio like nothing has happened. He never acts really happy or upset about anything. He just spins with the earth. I guess a few years of being a cat of the streets will do that to a cat. He's just happy to be anywhere where he's fed and loved.

Yep, got a little sun while out there doing the "hard work" of bird spotting. :)

March 31, 2006 10:59 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

Welcome back!

March 31, 2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I'll be interested to see the photos and read how the cats react to their enforced vacation. I once picked up our cat after just a weekend trip and he came home stalked to a corner and sat there with his back to me. He was not a happy greeter. A few treats and soothing words brought him around - he can be bought. Welcome back!

March 31, 2006 11:33 AM  
Blogger Carl said...

*crumbling sports section*

You were gone? Uhhhhh...how was shopping? I like your new blouse...

March 31, 2006 11:38 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Yes Carl, I have been gone since last Tuesday. Didn't get to do any shopping. This was a nature geek, tree hugging, bird watching, part of Mr. Pop's business trip.

My new blouse? Sorry, I'm clueless about this. Maybe it's my sun-fried brain damage or something. Please help me out on the "crumbling sports section" and "new blouse" deal. :)

March 31, 2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Are piping plovers the tools used to dig holes under ground to install the pipes that drain gutters without having to dig up your lawn? Welcome back.

March 31, 2006 12:42 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Nice to have you back!

One of these days I will have to show you my neighborhood bird photos.

I was thinking of starting a blog with just photos of birds I have taken.

If/when I do, I will let you know...

March 31, 2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Yay, you're back! Hope you had a great time!

March 31, 2006 2:37 PM  
Blogger glenda said...

Yeah, welcome back, defrag your hard drive and pop up some bird pics. I have scrub jays at my house. They are fearless and loud. Used to divebomb my cats when they tried to sleep outdoors in the sun.

March 31, 2006 4:24 PM  
Blogger Nash said...

Nice photos. You have a good eye for composition. You've caught the birds in interesting poses.

(And it's not easy getting birds to pose.)

March 31, 2006 5:14 PM  
Blogger Nash said...

Hitchcock's "The Birds" was on cable last week.

Be careful. They could be luring you into a false sense of security while they are massing for an attack.

March 31, 2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

Hey, welcome back, PoP. We missed ya. Nice to see you had a good time.

March 31, 2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

thanks pop ... nice shot of the jay ... I really appreciate it

March 31, 2006 7:01 PM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

beautiful bird. welcome back

March 31, 2006 11:27 PM  
Blogger shutterwi said...

Welcome back. Hope you had a good trip. "Your birds" are arriving in the north country. This week the Blue birds, Harriers, Rough-legged hawks, red winged black birds and several other migrartory species arrived.

No Piping Plovers yet.

April 01, 2006 6:09 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Happy you had a great trip. I knew Wayne would like this post.

April 01, 2006 6:54 AM  
Anonymous Caveman said...

hmmm the economy is going great..no terrorist attacks ...Bush rules..wait do I see a Che blogger in here..ohhh cool..a peasant upriser..woo hoo

April 01, 2006 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back, POP.

Don't know if you've seen this before, but thought you might get a kick out of it if you have not.

- oddjob

April 03, 2006 12:45 AM  
Anonymous Asta said...

So that's a Scrub Jay. We watched "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" -- must see, bring kleenex -- and Mark Bittner mentioned the Scrub Jays but never caught them on film.

Nice photograph, POP. The sky is so blue, and the image is crisp and clean. Looking forward to viewing more of your work. (I'm a bird nut, and really enjoy learning about different avian species.)

April 03, 2006 2:38 PM  
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