Day 62. Oil Spot Bird

2 Mar


When you have birds on the brain you tend to see birds where you might never have noticed them before. Such as when I was out jogging and saw today’s bird. Looking down at the road, I was aware of how the cracks and stains seemed to make shapes in my imagination. But then, this big bird shows up out of nowhere. My guess is someone’s car is running low on oil. The way that this oil dripped, splattered and then trailed slowly down the curb, made me stop in my tracks. Afraid the leaky car would return soon. I ran home a little faster than usual, grabbed my camera and took this picture of what I call a “Found Bird”. It has a beauty all its own, – in a strange, gooey, dirty, grungy sort of way. Enjoy.

5 Responses to “Day 62. Oil Spot Bird”

  1. emjayzed March 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Welcome and thank you for your entertaining blog! I love the birds :)

  2. mkdickerson March 3, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    I looked up your “shag” on a rock in Wikipedia and saw what you were talking about. That’s so cool. I just learned something new today. Thank you Emjazed.

  3. emjayzed March 3, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    This one reminds me of what I know as a “shag”. I think their proper name is cormorant but I’m not sure. They hang out on rocks at the shoreline on beaches. There’s a saying “like a shag in a rock” – it refers to being lonely or standing out, like a shag on a rock! Perhaps quite suited in this case!

  4. mkdickerson March 2, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Right. :-) It’s a new hybrid bird. A product of evolution and oil spills.

  5. melonaide March 2, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Looks like a long-legged chicken to me. :D

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