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Saw the most adorable little bird in our backyard. It was a tiny thing, maybe the size of a walnut on steroids, black and white wings with a black head. Tried to get a picture, but my photography skills were not up to the task. Ended up with a shot of a blurry black and white feathery lump, which I will not subject my flist to. After it flitted away, a tiny red-brown bird, like a female cardinal but in miniature, hopped along. It was only slightly larger than a walnut on steroids, and I'm wondering, are these birds fledglings, or am I suddenly getting an influx of Lilliputian birds?

Writing Stuff

Progress on The List:
1. Do rewrite of "Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me." Added 400 words in more passes than I can remember. Going to give it another read-through (or three) and then send it back to the editor for approval. Done and sent off to editor.
2. Finish critique in-progress. Done.
3. Finish researching and write WIP folktale. In progress.
4. Compile stats & finish rewrite of current story up at Critters. Rewrite done-ish. Going to wait for the last crits to trickle in before I stick the fork in, but the silverware is poised to strike.
5. Compose and send thank you notes for crits of Critters story. Whew, caught up.
6. Review material for Tangent.
7. Get back to work on the novel.

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On July 5th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC), rigel_kent commented:
Was the first bird this?

Carloina Chickadee
A Carolina chickadee?

Because than the second one might be this:

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
They hang together and are quite small!
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On July 5th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
That was them! That was them! You totally rawk!!

And, they hang out together? As in the two species like to buddy up?
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On July 5th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC), rigel_kent replied:
Egg-zactly.... around Atlanta (Probably the whole South) they feed and fly together... they don't interbreed or anything tho.
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On July 5th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC), rigel_kent replied:
Sorry, hit the wrong button.... if you put up a little sunflower seed feeder you should see a bunch of them!
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On July 5th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Bird chums! That's just absolutely adorable.
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On July 5th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC), britzkrieg replied:
There's a Carolina wren in the latest version of that silly Wright Brothers story I wrote. That little bird makes a lot of music.
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