Saturday, February 14, 2009

A song for Valentine's Day

Photo by Lloyd Spitalnik - April 22, 2007

Jack Meyer sent in a question via e-mail:

This morning there was a Red-winged Blackbird singing on the east side of the Point. Was it the length of daylight, or the fact that it is Valentine's Day that caused him to sing? Jack

My answer:

Dear Jack,

If the bird looked like the one above, I'd say he was probably complaining that you didn't give him a Valentine's Day hand-out. Our Central Park Red-winged Blackbirds are notable schnorrers.