Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Q is for Qualifications

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


Variegated Vinca

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.