Hey It’s Jet Here.
Sorry we’re a late posting today, we had an extended morning snooze. I’m still whimpering a bit over my tail situation and kerplopping a lot during our constitutionals.
Mom mentioned that she listened to NPR on Friday afternoon while waiting on line at the bank to make her biscuit money deposit. Mr. Ira discussed the Annual Bird Count.
Little Miss Bird Dog and I discussed the issue overnight and on Saturday morning, we decided we might like to participate. Remember my Avian Avalanche post? We certainly have many varieties to tabulate. And… as Jet – Scooby Doo Academy Ornithologist (VBP – vocab builder project) in Training, this would be a perfect independent project.
JJ and I sat right on the edge of the garage floor/driveway as I sniffed the unusually cold air, around 48 degrees. I think my Cone of Courage elevated my upwind sniffing abilities.
During this air sniffing procedure, I saw a big black bird with a large wingspan circling the sky on the wind currents. We’re not sure what species, however, his movements excited Little Miss Bird Dog and I. We contemplated communications; however, Mom anticipated our idea and gave us each a quick tug, so we did not wake the neighbors.
We did do the boa leash maneuver around Mom, giving us time to count a flock of passing egrets on our toes. The squawky parrots cruised by next, in a 5-3-5 flight pattern. JJ and I ran out of toes and decided to use fur strands to count.
Of course, as if telepathic, arrogant ol’ Winchester paraded himself onto our path. How could we help but do our job? We barked our heads off! Mischief you say? Just because it was a holiday weekend and 6:30 a.m.? Pshaw… it was all in the name of science!
Another great ornithological contributory day!