This little guy popped out of the bushes while I was filming baby gators last week. He (she?) was very bobbittybobbity busy in subdued light ... so the photo may be just a bit soft.
I did catch him on video, which was actually much easier than catching him in a focused still photo.
As usual, when it comes to some kind of warbler (I am assuming it's a warbler) I call upon your expertise, birdnerds. I can not find my Sibley Guide anywhere and with dialup, I'd spend all weekend searching the web bird ID sites.
In other news:
- Mrs. FC and her girlfriends have gone all entrepreneurial on us and started a catering business called "Southern Sisters". They will be at the High Springs "Pioneer Days" festival today and tomorrow, so if you are in the area, go have some amazing food and be sure to ask "Which one of you is Mrs. FC?" .... rumor has it that I will eventually be drafted into his business as a BBQ chef / chowder maker.
- In yet another case of "IS THE INTERNET JUST ABOUT THE MOST AMAZING THING EVERRRRR?, I want to share this little tidbit. I'm going to do it without naming the folks involved just out of respect for their privacy. First, let's flash back through time to FC as a teenager. He's crazy about the ocean, fishing, surfing, maritime history and treasure, and in his later teens, diving. Like a sponge, he soaks up everything he can read about any of those topics and certain heroes emerge ... Sylvia Earle (okay, had a crush on her), Cousteau, Mel Fisher, and others. FLASH FORWARD to present day. FC is a little older, a little wiser, but still crazy about the ocean. He runs this little website called Pure Florida. Because of this little website he "knows" all kinds of neat people who drop in and say "Hi" in the comment section. Some say "Hi" via email too, and one day an email arrives with a question about a previous post. FC answers the question, but notices that the sender has the last name of one of those early heroes. He knows it's a long shot, but in his response, he asks about that coincidence. Turns out, it's not a coincidence, it's "spot on" as the Brits would say. DO WE LIVE IN AMAZING TIMES OR WHAT?!! So, I'm pretty stoked this morning.
And now, I'm going to go out and shoot something ... with my camera.
Have a most excellent Saturday!