Cardinal Capers

Once upon a time, when it was very hot in the ancient kingdom of Texas, queen Bathsheba wanted to take a bath. Her lady-in-waiting prepared a cooling bath in her favorite crystal vessel, wherein her queenliness plunged with great delight. The water, scented with exotic juniper needles, felt invigorating and Bathsheba really enjoyed this luxury in her arid realm, […]

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Oriole or just any blackbird?

There is this bird. He is fairly large for a songbird, a passeriformes. I know, I know, there are no longer songbirds, but perching birds, which is just a tiny bit ridiculous. I see vultures perch on a daily basis, does that make them passerine birds? I think not. Anyway, this good size, very vocal songbird […]

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