Sunday 8 April 2007

Identification Crisis

I need help.

There are two identification problems I just can't seem to be able to solve and I sincerely hope that the blogging community will step in and help me out.


OK, here's problem No. 1:

The calendar says it is Easter and I was all happy and getting ready for painting eggs and searching for sweets and hidden candy nests outside.
But the weather forecast today said it wasn't Easter after all, it was Christmas!

See for yourself here:

So what now?

Of course we still went outside - despite the cold - and took a small walk and this was when I met my second identification problem in the form of a strange bird. Luckily I was able to get a decent picture and I am sure some of the birding experts reading this blog will help me out. It sure looks like an Easter Bird by its anatomy, but certain plumage details around the neck and on the head are quite reminiscent of a Christmas Bird.

So, if anyone has an idea as to the bird's identification, I'd be more than happy to receive comments.

I'd really like to know what to celebrate today.
Well, until then:

Merry Chreaster


Anonymous said...

It's an Eastmas Birdney!

Jochen said...

Wow, never heard of it! So is it a newly described species (first sign that global warming doesn't only lead to the extinction of birds but also to an evolution towards new species) or a hybrid between Christmas and Easter Birds?
Ha, I came up yesterday with an idea on what to say to others: "Season's Greetings", that's kind of neutral, don't you agree?
You can use that when there's snow on Easter, right?

Anonymous said...

When do you actually do any work?? (And let me be the first to say that I'd rather you did no work at all and just kept on writing posts like these :))