May 26, 2014

The Great Speckled Bird . . . Is a Robin?

I'd like to think this is the bird in the gospel song:

What a beautiful thought I am thinking
Concerning a great speckled bird.
It cometh descending from heaven
On the pages of God's holy word. 

However, having seen a nightmare version of a blue jay child in its early
adolescence, my guess is that the splotchity bird in the pic is a juvenile robin growing into her or his plumage. Birders, yea or nay?  I hope this guy only needs some Clearisil rather than major surgery or a feather transplant.


Pasadena Adjacent said...

I love his coloring.

Did I tell you I recently put up a bird feeder AND hummingbird feeder? I'm telling you, hours of pleasure!

Banjo52 said...

PA, you know I entirely get the pleasure part! Had a Baltimore Oriole for about 43 seconds a couple weeks ago, and holy crap, better than winning the lottery.

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