Today it was cloudy and humid with a chance of storms for the whole day, until late afternoon when the skies opened up and it just started raining heavily!
Cloudy days make birding difficult, since it’s hard to see the true bird colors, sometimes all you can make out is a silhouette of the bird!
So, again today I did not do any birding… actually I didn’t do much of anything. I had one of those quarantine funk days, where I have no energy or ambition… hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!
I thought I would show you a couple of birds from the past that you can try to guess what they are…
I’m going to show you two bird photos, you can try to guess what species each of them are. Also, try to guess what these two birds have in common…
The first photo is of the Greater Roadrunner. They can be found in the southwestern US and southward into Mexico.
The second photo is that of the Pileated Woodpecker. Did you guess them correctly? What do you think they have in common… well they are both very big birds, but that’s not it…
They both were inspiration for cartoon characters… the Roadrunner was the “Road Runner” character in the Looney Tunes cartoons with Wile E. Coyote.
The Pileated Woodpecker was the “Woody Woodpecker” character in the Walter Lantz Studio cartoons.
Remember to stay healthy and stay safe!