Reason I Should Have an iPhone #11: Ornithological

LizzieLou | nablopomo,wildlife | Friday, November 9th, 2012

While I occasionally see some bird things that are pretty cool, like a crow playing with a ping pong ball — or I should say, attempting to open it like it was an egg and then chasing it all around the street — I think I saw something several weeks ago that was really pretty rare.

I was walking to another building for work in the afternoon and I passed by some birds frolicking — or again, probably not really playing but instead trying to eke out a little sustenance — and noticed a funny looking one. I thought at first that it was a pigeon hanging out with the robins, but on closer look, was actually an albino robin. (I know some of you might think that I see an albino Robin everyday, but it’s just not so.) This one was male. He was still red-breasted, but all the rest of his feathers were white with wee flecks of gray here and there.

And if I only had one of them fancy phones all the kids are using these days I could have probably made a bunch of bird watchers extra happy!


  1. Maybe it was a robin performing Butoh.

    It sounds like you don’t need an iphone, but a camera. Only rarely do I wish my camera could make phone calls.

    Or you could get an entourage of birding enthusiasts who would appreciate your findings.

    Comment by Matt — November 10, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

  2. :::: looking up “Butoh” :::: Hmmm. Could be. But I suspect he was moving too quickly. :)

    I do need a real camera actually, but given the circumstances I wouldn’t have had it on me even if I did have one. However, if I had an enthusiastic entourage (which I am also currently lacking) I bet one of them would have had a camera.

    So I am off to assemble an entourage!

    Will they need frequent re-charging?

    Comment by LizzieLou — November 10, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

  3. I would like to apply for a position in your entourage. I possess a camera and a fancy phone.

    Comment by LINSEY — November 13, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

  4. I don’t think you need an iPhone, but only a smartphone or maybe just a camera phone (our old Motorola Razrs were dumb but could take pictures). My Android phone takes stunning photos and doesn’t need an “i” prefix to do it.

    Comment by Eelaine — December 1, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

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