Q is for Qualifications
Although it's said with tongue in cheek, you hear people saying all the time, "if it's on the internet, it must be true." I guess that includes what I put out there too. However, I have no qualifications to be an expert on anything I write, except perhaps a personal anecdote. And even then, everyone has a slightly different view of the same event.
So while I try to be correct in whatever I post, I don't always succeed. Remember in last week's Second Look when I said that I was trying to learn to identify different sparrows. Well, apparently I needed more work because a friend pointed out that I made a mistake with the sparrow identification. (I have since fixed it.) I think with this week's Second Look I have everything correct, however I don't have expert qualifications to guarantee this. That means, kids, don't use this as a reference for a school report. :)
Here are some things I saw this week
during a Second Look.
|Spring Star Flower|
|Red-winged blackbird. However, on this one you see a white stripe instead of a red one.|
|Emerging leaves on a sweet gum tree.|
|The squirrel has not been able to open the suet feeder with the bolt. |
It's still eating the suet, but it's not carrying the whole cake away now.
|Male cardinal eating suet that the squirrel dropped.|
|The sparrows and bluebirds have been laying eggs this week.|