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Friday, January 18, 2008
Bright Blue (or not)
Cold, high overcast day. Bird of the day, a belted kingfisher. Also seen and heard: three hummers (probably Anna's), house sparrows, robins, song sparrows, male and female wood duck, mallards, common merganser, scrub jay, juncos, chickadees, starlings.
I have heard that blue birds are not really blue, hence the appearance of this kingfisher is just a refraction (or maybe just a figment of my imagination).