Monday, February 15, 2010

Bad bird photo of the week

They don't get much worse than this, but it's a life bird for me! If you dare guess...


Pic taken somewhere in the Apalachicola National Forest in freezing cold Florida.

13 comments:

dguzman said...

Oh, I've seen quite a few of those.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well ... it appears to be a bird.

dguzman said...

Oh wait--there IS a bird there! I thought you'd captured a Common Vanishing Bird!

Um--wren of some sort?

LauraHinNJ said...

(laughing!)

Yes, there is a bird there (somewhere!)

Not a wren, no.

bobbie said...

Oh - there it is! Thought you were kidding there for a while. No guess at all. But I'm glad it's a life bird for you.

NCmountainwoman said...

I can see the bird! Haven't a clue what it might be.

Patrick B. said...

Brown-headed Nuthatch?

webtoad said...

Apalachicola National Forest? Must be a Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

Bill S. said...

Darn that chickadee you were trying to get in flight!!! Happens to me several times a week. I love it.

MevetS said...

I'm with Patrick. The tree appears to be a longleaf pine*, the needles of which are ~ 13"long. That would give a bird size about 4". The bird looks stocky with a short tail.

That's my guess, brown-headed nuthatch.

(*that plant geek stuff is paying off!)

LauraHinNJ said...

The prize goes to Patrick (for his powers of logical elimination, I'd guess!)

;-)

Extra credit if you can say Apalachicola five times fast.

Caroline said...

I have a couple of very nice photos just like this...of an invisible broad-tailed hummingbird!

LauraHinNJ said...

Caroline: lol!