They Both Start With “P”

Travis and my cousin, Ethan, gently pointed out the large hooligan birds were pheasants and not partridges. Which really messes up my whole title and everything. I point that out to take focus off the fact that I don’t know my birds. At all.

Except I did see a seagull flying in the snow today. Another first for me. He didn’t look happy, either. Though I’m not exactly sure how a seagull expresses his emotions. But I do know it was a seagull.

And I know what an owl looks like, but I only ever see them at the zoo. OH! And an emu, ‘cept I would probably get an emu confused with an ostrich even though I know there’s a difference. I just don’t know what the difference is.

Obviously ornithology is not my thing.


  1. Gretchen on November 19, 2008 at 1:10 am

    And again, I say…Travis, put down the gun.Guess what I saw on the way to pick up my son from youth group tonight?You’re right: A coyote. Enough about you, I always say… 🙂

  2. Cheryl Wray on November 19, 2008 at 11:19 am

    You crack me up!I’m always amazed at the number of hawks and falcons we see flying around here.

  3. Lynilu on November 19, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I don’t care. They were cool pictures.I didn’t know the difference. Now my WHOLE holiday season is ruined. Gee, thanks, Travis and Cousin Ethan. ttttthhhhhbbbbbbbbbttttt.sob, sniffle.

  4. Becky on November 19, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Hey, we’ll let it slide with the whole bird thing, ‘cuz ya know, some birds we just don’t see often enough to recognize. Now if it had been the Maid’s-A-milking and you misidentified the cows (or was it goats?), then we might worry, lol.I still think it was a cool Kodak moment, lol.

  5. The Daily Bee on November 19, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I was happy with the fact they they looked like they would be partridges. Even thought, I’d never seen one before! A bird is a bird is a bird. haha!

  6. Anonymous on November 19, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Well Jen, at least partridges are in the pheasant family! So even if it WAS pheasant, at least a partridge is related, somehow…

  7. radioactive girl on November 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    When my son was up all night as a baby we used to see an owl out the window. Well…he was a baby, so really probably I am the only one who noticed it. Anyway, other than that I don’t know anything about birds.

  8. Monnik on November 20, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    ha! Well, I don’t know my birds either. My husband is a bird watcher geek and I’ll say to him, “Guess what? I saw one of those big giant birds on the way home today!””What kind?” He’ll ask me.”Um, I dunno… A hawk. Or an eagle. Or a vulture. You know. the BIG kind.”I’m clueless like that.

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