We’ve had a few new visitors around the bird feeders lately.
First up, a while back some new chickadees started showing up along with our usual chickadees, the black-capped variety. The newcomers, slightly smaller and with brown caps instead of black, are Boreal Chickadees, a type found only in the north. I’d never seen one before moving here, so their late-winter presence has been fun.
The second was a Bohemian Waxwing, another bird of the north, and another I’d never seen before. Back in the Iowa of my youth as well as the Colorado I lived in for so many years, we had Cedar Waxwings as frequent visitors, but this is my first look at the Bohemian Waxwing. I hope they stick around; waxwings are so beautiful that they don’t look quite real.
As I’ve said so often, I like having our birds around. They punctuate our days with song and color, and life is better for their presence. Now then…
On To the Links!
2 acquitted, jury hung on 2 more in Whitmer kidnap plot. The FBI stepped on a rake on this one.
The Dunning-Kruger Effect is real. For evidence, just look at Congress.
This Week’s Idiots:
OK, that’s enough for this week. I actually do read these, you know.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Glen Campbell was a man of rare talent, which I have showcased before in these virtual pages. While he’s best known as a country balladeer, with songs like Wichita Lineman and Southern Nights under his belt, what I find fewer people know about him is his excellent technical guitar work and occasional forays into other genres – like classical music.
Here, from a performance of unknown year but obviously later in his career, is Glen Campbell backed up with a full symphony orchestra, and his take on The William Tell Overture – complete with a bit of commentary on Glen’s youth and the Lone Ranger. Enjoy.