Nov 29-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: November: Nov 29-03
Snow Bunting    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by John Dee

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 09:46 am:

John Dee from Snow Central was kind enough to lend us a great shot of a Snow Bunting that he took on one of Nora, the hounds and his many adventures in the Keweenaw. Now, I know the definition of a "snow bird" around here is someone who goes south for the winter. But somehow I think that description more aptly applies to these birds, since they spend their summers in the arctic and their winters in the Midwest. These little guys must really love the snow... so shouldn't they be called snow birds? One of those things that make you go hmm....

By Kevin K. Lodi, Ca. on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 10:35 am:

First posting of the day,
Good morning from Califonia.

By Kevin K. Lodi,Ca. on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 10:36 am:

Oops California.

By Mike, MI on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 10:40 am:

must be that aarnoold pronunciation

By Carole on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 01:18 pm:

This little bird was in Johns' Nov. 5th journal. It is so cute that I had it for my wallpaper until recently. Definitely is not the "snow bird" that most of us a familiar with.

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 01:53 pm:

This bunting has an interesting coloration. You would think that living in snowy areas all year it would be white. But look how it blends into the dried vegetation behind it. If it was in that clump of stuff to the right you wouldn't be able to see it! Amazing!

By Mary Ann, WY on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 03:04 pm:

What a nice photo! Hope he finds some food to eat.

By WALTER P TAMPA on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 06:41 pm:


By Steve the flying troll who loves all things that fly except cockroaches....... on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 10:06 pm:

Do the Mourning Dove hunters know about this little tidbit yet? Never too late......
But I digress................

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 10:52 pm:

Right On, Mike, MI! We are still practicing the new pronunciation of the our state name!

Wonderful picture, cute little bird.

By Sam..... on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 11:24 pm:

I was just looking in my Bird Book Today to see what this bird is as I have seen a few since moving UP here, I just know I have never seen them in Alabama, Thanks for the Pic John/Nora and Pasty !

By Neighbor, Calumet on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 02:21 pm:

The bird book shows this bird with a pure white head and black feathers in its other dress. I really appreciate knowing its name because I couldn't find it in my book before.

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