When F was a little kindergartner I was driving her to school one day, she was looking out the window, and she asked:
"What are those strings for?"
"What strings, honey?"
"The strings between those, those - those bird-standers."
She was talking about the power lines. Wondering what they were doing, stuck to the poles that kind people put up so that tired birds could rest on their way from point A to point B.
Naturally, 15 years later we are still spotting bird-standers. Florida has quite a few.
I'm told these are ibises, and they are everywhere. You see them marching through the neighborhood in groups of 15 or more, searching for bugs I guess.
And then there are your garden-variety ducks.
Here's a closer look:
Water cold? Scared of alligators? Just like bunching up? Don't know.
We spotted this bird-stander when we went to Clearwater last weekend. Yes, the sunset really was that gorgeous, and more.
And finally, some birds just stand on the ground. Do not ask me what this is. I do not know.