Remember this picture from the weekend in Cambria? We thought it might be a Western Sandpiper.Here's another shot of the same bird.
After carefully examining our The Sibley Guide To Birds by David Allen Sibley we think now it might have been an adult nonbreeding Red-necked Phalarope. I'm not sure how this is going to show up on the blog page but it is third from the bottom on the right side. What do you think?
I also mentioned how we had a cow swap over this past weekend. The two black cows went home and were replaced by a red cow. Here she is.Having breakfast with her new boyfriend.And Perry's been busy too. Here's the back end of Francine.
And the next day he marked 3of4. She is still on the thin side too, but not too drastic. Baby is in a seperate pen. She'll have to wait until next year to get her new mark.
And a final note. My confidence has been restored somewhat. First of all by your very kind comments about my pictures. It means a lot to me. Secondly I had my second photography class last night. Out of about 50 people taking the class with an assignment to take about 15 photos each, the instructor used nine of my photos in the brief slide show he made to show the class. Everyone particularly oohed and aahed over the big trees (from the W.R.Hearst State Beach). And of course there were some really good photos from some of the other photographers too. Now I'm nervous about trying to get my next assignment done.
I think I'll go take a few RiteAid anti-gas pills.