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Project 365 - Day 20

I spent all day yesterday and most of the day today looking for something - a photo album that belonged to my dad, with pictures taken on his tour of duty in Korea. Even though I can clearly remember bringing it home with me, I can't for the life of me remember where I put it, and it's driving me mad not being able to find it. The Korean War Veterans Association has been in touch; I sort of promised I would have copies made of the photos, to donate to their archive...now I can't deliver.

In the end, I went for a stroll - it was a lovely spring day and I was wasting it indoors. I heard a bird singing to my right, swung around, camera at the ready and...



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gamiila
Mar. 12th, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, they are different species: our robins belong to the flycatcher family while yours are classified as thrushes - or so Wikipedia informs me. I'm not much of an ornithologist myself, and had no idea when I started on this photo project, I'd take so many bird pictures...or would find such a wide variety of birds living on my doorstep, even.

I'm using my squirrel icon for 2 reasons: 1) I don't have a bird icon (yet), and 2) I wish I'd encounter one. They used to live all around us when we were little, but I haven't seen them now for donkey's years.
melegyrn
Mar. 12th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
That's an awesome icon!

I'm fascinated by the effect carrying a camera with the intent to have a photo a day to post. It really made me look at what was around me, and as you know the result was that I became rather infatuated with ducks. And then part of the fun (for me) is learning more about the subjects of my photos, whether ducks or no.

I wish you success in you squirrel hunt :-)
gamiila
Mar. 12th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you. However, although I'm not ruling it out entirely, I don't think it likely that I will capture one (in a digital sense, of course) this year. It's disheartening to think how many of the types of birds and animals I was used to seeing in the world around me when I was growing up, have disappeared from view.

And I think that I am becoming more aware of my surroundings now that I carry my camera with me wherever I go...though I must admit, I still feel a bit self-conscious every time I whip it out. I don't know why, but I feel silly taking pictures of everyday objects and occurences.