Welcome to Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener's blog. I'm an author, photo-artist, bird-lover and urban gardener living in NYC. I also have a book series, "Words In Our Beak." The stories are told by Cam, the bird pictured above. For info re both volumes, click on the 1st and 2nd icons in the sidebar (L). My website (Patriciayoungquist.com.) mainly features my non-nature themed images (Black and White as well as Kaleidoscopic). Click on the 3rd icon in sidebar (L) to visit.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
FAKE NEWS is FOR THE BIRDS!
"Fake News is FOR THE BIRDS!," claimed this American Robin, when he/she paid a visit to my urban garden (that is on a rooftop in NYC) yesterday. For as you can see, he/she is very puffed up! This what birds do to keep warm. It seems this particular guy/gal, took NYC's groundhog's prediction of an early spring literally (the prediction was real; but the reality could prove to be fake news); and this robin traveled here in anticipation of warmer temps! However, it was quite chilly yesterday!
He/she is fortunate to be a bird in that he/she can puff up; and does not have to pack winter wear when flying!
Imagine the cost he/she saves by not taking an airline that would charge extra fees for him/her to bring an extra coat on board!