Saturday, July 4, 2009

Misc Birds and Football

Happy 4th of July! We haven't checked in our Steelers for a bit. This is typically the quiet time. Training camp starts July 31, and really the main things to take care of now is to sign the draft picks. Eight of our nine have signed so far, so that is good work. Owner Dan Rooney is also sworn in as the US Ambassador to Ireland, and we wish him luck on that. His physical presence will be sorely missed in the halls of the main office, however.

On to birds - here is a miscellaneous bunch of cool birds that I had the chance recently to check out. That gorgeous one first is a Lark Sparrow. I don't often get the chance to see them. They are actually fairly good sized - about 6 1/2 inches from head to tail. They also have a flashy tail, with white feathers at either side.

Another species I was happy to see recently was Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Here is an adult male, female, and some youngsters probably not long out of the nest. It seems like it is harder and harder to find them.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your new blog. I enjoyed all the bird pictures. The osprey with the goldfish was fantastic as well as the bobolink story. I saw my first sedge wrens yesterday at a WMA in Fillmore county.