Red really likes to make us travel back and forth on our
search.We're way out at sea, and here
we find Leggy (azure ovum tibiae longus)
cruising over the waves.It looks like
one of those bluebirds followed us here!
PS- If you liked last year's calendar, you can see it as a classy little YouTube video, created by my very nice niece, with special music. http://youtu.be/xNIaaJj0SdU
That whole flock of bluebirds must have given us a ride
back down to a big lake.And here we
find another cousin of the Dick.This is
the Harry (Tripodesavislongisopulenti haroldis).In days gone by he would harass and harry smaller
creatures, but nowadays he's so full of himself he just stands around and
travelled a long way from that cold ocean.It appears to be morning, and the Yellow Dawn Singer (flavovates aurora) is giving us a beautiful chorus of the Hallelujah
chorus.Even that little dragon has
stopped to listen.
We seem to have come upon some friends of Red's, they look like some rare penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri metallica) . I think they have strayed a bit far south, but hopefully the winter will be cold enough for them.
Red has taken us back to the forest, and there is Rose (avis pinula rosea), flying through the trees. Such a lovely skirty color she is! I wonder what those floating petroglyphs could be, have we gone back in time?
This is a cousin of the Dick, that lives by the shore,
the Tomas (Tripodesavislongisopulenti Tomasi).It seems quite amazing that
anything so complacent would be wandering out by the raging sea, but perhaps
his belief that he is so superior keeps him safe.
Whew, we made it out of the storm.We've found Jess Duck (rufus anas delirus tricyclum).Riding all over the map on his trike, he's
always trying to find his way to wherever he's going.Or trying to find sanity. Anyway, wherever he goes he’ll be there too.
This handsome golden creature, theEggl.Q.bird (ovum quid avis) is quite unique in the
bird world.Instead of discarding its
shell when it hatches it stays inside it and makes it even harder - as a kind
of permanent armor.It has a somewhat deleterious
effect on flying, however.
Aaah, you may think that this is just an ordinary barn
fowl, but this is (gallus gallus metallikus).With her chicks actually connected to her this super
mother hen travels far and wide searching for bugs and seeds.
Oh, wow, we're really fortunate.Not many people get to see the Zauber Banjo (banjo Mozartia magicae).She has a very compelling song, great to
dance to, but it's said that you must stay away from the river when you hear
This is an interesting bird, the orange Collector (collectoria avis reiectis cv). Many birds collect things and hoard them in their nests, but this character adorns himself with all the bits and pieces he finds - he's actually made of trash.
We're here in the Wildwood, and there is a real Dick!(tripodesavislongisopulenti Richardum).There's no need
to be quiet, he's so full of himself he won't even notice us, especially if we
stay behind a tree.
This year we're going birding.We're looking for interesting birds (to add
to our life list). Our host will be Red, a particularly colorful member of the
cardinal family (cardinalidae spotidae
spectacularum digitalus).He's checking
out the map, trying to figure where we should go first.Perhaps this will be our Big Year!