Show notes for Episode 13 “Celebrating red, white, and blue”

Austin update from the field

  • What is the process of identifying eggs in a nest?
    • Do’s and dont’s

Bird Sayings / Myths / Superstitions

  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
    • it’s better to be content with what you have than to risk losing everything by seeking more. [phrases.org]
  • Better breakdown on [Urban Dictionary]
  • About
    • derivative from 700B.C
      • “and a sparrow in thy hand is better than a thousand sparrows flying;”
    • Story of Ahikar
      • “one of the earliest ‘international books’ of world literature”. [Wikipedia]
      • influenced the development of Jewish wisdom literature early in the Hellenistic period [Encyclopedia Britannica]

Segment “Nature in Red, White, and Blue!”

  • Red
    • Cardinals
    • Tanagers
    • Woodpeckers
    • Yellow-crown Night heron
    • Kentucky warblers the Pink Eggs – scroll through Austin’s Instagram feed
  • White
    • Great Egrets, Yellow-crown Night heron
    • Cattle Egrets
    • Northernbob-white eggs
    • Cowbird eggs speckled black and brown
    • Carolina Chickadees 
  • Blue
    • Blue Jays
    • Stellar’s Jays
    • Scrub Jays
    • Red-winged blackbirds eggs
    • Dickcissels egg
    • Gray Catbirds eggs
    • Robins eggs

Checklist
Austin: Black Bellied Whistling Duck (#221), Mississippi Kite (two nesting pairs outside of our field house)
Tim: Great Crested Flycatcher, Canada Goose Goslings

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