Sunday, February 01, 2009

January 31 TGS

All of today was a good thing. I was required to tag along w/Husband and his scooter buddies to go scout out motels and entertainment in Lake of the Ozarks. They're planning a scooter rally down there in April, and wanted to make sure the rumors of development weren't true.
So, we left bright and early and drove for like 3 hours through snow-covered fields. Lots of cows, horses, and I spotted a bright yellow bird on a telephone wire that may have been an evening grosbeak.
We also saw a coyote, ate at a great diner, and once we got home, watched 2 discs of Lost Season 2. A good day, all around.

2 comments:

bev said...

Could it have been an American Goldfinch?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Goldfinch

We used to get those at our bird feeder when I was a kid growing up near Rolla. Also Purple Finches, Juncos, Tufted Titmice (yeah, YOU say that without giggling) and all that. My parents had that way of educating kids so that kids didn't even notice. So I have in my brain this repertoire of over-wintering birds.

Allison said...

That was my first thought, but it was much bigger than a goldfinch. Plus, goldfinches don't winter here. The only yellow winter bird I could find in my bird identification book was the evening grosbeak.
Ah, the titmouse....good for chortles all day long!