Friday, March 26, 2010

Un Oiseau Dans L'Arbre

This bird sat in a tree next to the vineyard road as I walked by one morning with Callie. It did not budge, except for watching me closely as I moved past. I even stopped to take this picture and was sure the bird would fly, but it just sat there watching.

Keeping an eye on the human and canine.

I wonder if it was warming up in the sun and didn't want to use unnecessary energy to fly unless it absolutely had to. I wonder, too, if it's a female heavy with eggs. Any guesses?

7 comments:

  1. My best guess is that it is a female adult Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus (bruant zizi in French). But it's an LBJ, so needs a proper birdwatcher to confirm the ID.

    We had L&S for lunch yesterday and enjoyed meeting them very much.

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  2. susan, I'm meeting up the L&S today for lunch! What's an LBJ (besides the initials of one our former US presidents)?

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  3. Birds, flora, fauna and people, you must feel like you are all waking up from a very long hibernation. Lucky to meet again with Leon & Sue!

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  4. Perhaps she's a bird of a certain age enjoying a long view Springtime on a blue sky day. In a few more days the trees will have leaves and the view will be limited.

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  5. LBJ = Little Brown Job, at least in my vocabulary.

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  6. The poor thing is probably too cold to fly.

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  7. nadege, sometimes it feels that way, although our winter is pretty mild compared to, say, Canada's.

    evelyn, I can't wait for the leaves!

    cheryl, ah, that must be it!

    starman, I was thinking that, too!

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