Trebuchet mentioned that LBBs – little brown birds – were totally legit to use as UFDs. So here we go, an LBB at Seward Park.
It’s the best picture I’ve ever taken of one of these, which is silly, because they land on my porch all the time. It’s just that by the time I’ve turned the camera on, they’ve gone away. Birds are total bastards.
To help with identification, I’ve included some photos I took during the Snowpocalypse, such as this shot of a bird’s backside.
I found it very amusing, don’t ask me why.
I like the vaguely philosophical stance here, as if it’s trying to recover its dignity after getting shot in the arse. Not that it probably realized I’d just shot it in the arse. But maybe it understands what it means when a human’s standing in the sliding glass door aiming a camera at it, who knows?
Apparently, it then decided “To hell with dignity” and mooned me again before flying off into the storm.
A few days ago, when I was walking through the North Creek area of Bothell, another of them was kind enough to pose prettily on a tree.
And, because you don’t quite often see this in Seattle, our LBB silhouetted against a blue sky.
I quite like these little buggers. They’re very bouncy. And they make my cat believe she’s some amazing huntress. She sits by the window and twitches at them until they go away.