Hurried home to pull out the bird field guides, and google "bird similar to a robin". So the creek beyond the condos is the winter range for spotted towhees. Yippee! O, say can you see?
|Spotted Towhee, Richmond Nature Park, Westminster Highway, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada|
O, say can you see Flat Stanley? Variations on the Flat Stanley project have been part of early elementary school experience for almost fifty years. Had my picture taken with a child and her class stuffed animal in front of the library puppet theater recently. Watched a big, burly flight attendant pose with a Flat Stanley by the cockpit on a Thanksgiving flight.
Just a side note: It pains me to report I have had to revoke my life-long declaration that redheads should never wear pink. My little wild redhead preschool student arrives most days in a variation of coral-turquoise-gray-white-navy, usually with silver sparkles. So here are Midge and a bewigged Barbie in pink knit and silver lamé for the holidays. On Towhee, on Stanley, on Barbie and Midge! Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!
© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder