Here's a question: what do I have in common with the bird in this video clip?
Answer: I also dove deep underwater and haven't resurfaced (yet).
Oh, and don't read too much into that Q&A: it wasn't meant to be funny or particularly clever, I mostly just liked the clip. Follow up question, what's the bird? (The answer is below.)
Right now I'm drowning in a large pool of "other obligations," but I swear I haven't abandoned this blog, just neglected it, hopefully in a benign manner. Like the bird in the clip, I'll appear again, but perhaps not in the same place. I'm aware I still owe a Friday Flashback, which I've been reliving in my head - I only need some extra time to transfer it to electronic media. When will we be able to download thoughts directly, anyway?
In the meantime, check out my first-ever post on this blog, just as relevant for this year as it was last March.
- Information about the birds in this post birds can be found at All About Birds | Bird Guide
- Ruddy Duck video © Mike Powers, filmed at Chincoteague NWR, November 2007.