Platalea ajaia

Pointy is Better Than Round

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pointy is Better Than Round
  • Randy hated this time of the year; the ticks were everywhere.  Unlike the cattle egrets who ate ticks, Randy didn't; in fact he didn't even have a good beak for getting rid of them . . .

Checking for Ticks

By |April 21st, 2019|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Checking for Ticks
  • Randy had arrived at the rookery for his first (he hoped) breeding season a little early.  No one else was here yet; his adult plumage was iffy and his voice had not finished changing.  He hoped he wasn't going to have to sing those old Four Seasons/Frankie Valli falsetto songs to attract a mate . . .

Changing Voice

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Birds, Dating Scene, Musicians|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Changing Voice
  • In spite of her mother's assurances that spoonbills were elegant and beautiful, little Billie still got bullied by the egret kids and the cormorants . . .

Bullied Billie

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Birds, Glamor|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Bullied Billie

Deodorant Not Working

In spite of those TV commercials’ promises, after a quick sniff, Gi Gi was pretty sure her deodorant was not working, which probably explained her mate’s absence for the last few days . . .

By |July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Deodorant Not Working


Geneva’s mother kept telling her that dripping when eating showed a distinct lack of culture;  that it was crude. Geneva asked her mom to show her how to eat a seafood salad without dripping . . .

By |May 16th, 2018|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Dripping