Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bad bird photo of the week

Can you hear the evil cackling from behind my computer screen?

;-)

I imagine there's enough here for guessing anyway.

As to hints, well... the pic was taken roadside, behind a restaurant featuring pasties.

And I did eventually learn the proper pronunciation of that delicacy, but not before embarrassing myself with the waitress.

14 comments:

Jayne said...

Oh, oh, oh... it's the Fuzzy Yellow-bottomed Mooner! How did you catch one of those?? WOW! I am so jealous! ;c)

Patrick Belardo said...

I did that same mispronunciation in Minnesota. I can't even remember how it was pronounced now. I think it's like "past" as opposed to "paste", right? I'm not even going to guess on the bird.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... a toughie. Was the photo taken in the morning? Looks like a good bird - I bet you were warbling over that one!

Roger T. Peterson

Carolyn H said...

I'm probably wrong, but the color I can see on your wonderful bad bird photo strikes me as pine warbler-ish.

Carolyn H.

dguzman said...

Some kinda warbler? with yellow on his butt?

Butterbutt?

LauraHinNJ said...

Jayne: ...almost! You're so close!

;-)

Patrick: Right... saying it like *paste* refers to something else entirely (the waitress was kind enough to remind me I wasn't in Las Vegas!)

There's no hope if even you won't make a guess...

Mr. Peterson: Hmmm... thanks for stopping by with a hint.

;-)

(that obviously went right over everyone's head!)

Carolyn: Nice guess, but no.

Delia: Nope. The yellow bit isn't important... it's that bit of gray that you can almost guess at.

;-)

MevetS said...

That's a pretty sad picture. And since it's obviously not a dove that leaves only one other choice ...

KatDoc said...

I'll take RTP's hint:

Mourning Warbler?

Floridacracker said...

I had a guess, but the whole pasties thing distracted me ...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well, they are way over in West UP though I think ...

KGMom said...

You are not allowed to post a new blog until you answer the prior blog's mystery!

robin andrea said...

How do you correctly pronounce pasties?

I have a very similar photo of a very similar bird. I have no idea.

LauraHinNJ said...

I think Steve had it right first!

;-)

Mourning Warbler it was...

Someone actually suggested that I altered this pic to make it look so bad.

Bwahaaha!

MevetS said...

I think I have to defer to Mr. Peterson on this one.