Tuesday, April 12, 2011
She's right on here, and the field is so short I can use the little flags, no problem.
She did pretty well on her first track in a very long time. Three turns, track of medium length. I didn't age it for very long since it was her first track in quite a while. She got a bit muddled in the middle, but worked it out. Sugar loves being "the one" to be taken out to do things with me. She just turns herself inside out over it all. Makes me feel guilty about not doing it more often with her. She is so game! This weekend I'm going to a tracking seminar. I'm really hoping that will get me motivated, because I sure need it.
Friday, April 8, 2011
I got this pretty good shot of a Song Sparrow, and no sooner did I figure out what it was, when a strange visitor appeared.
The first leucistic bird I've ever seen with my own eyes! I was lucky enough to get several shots of this leucistic Song Sparrow. I wrote a little about leucism here when we saw the leucistic alligator at the New Orleans Aquarium. Leucism can be partial or complete, but is not the same as albinism.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Netta is still top dog here. She has the kind of strong personality that had her vying for the top spot in the pack almost from the day she arrived here. She had a few ahead of her in line to conquer though, but eventually she moved to the top and has stayed there without challenge. She wasn't particularly nice to the very old dogs when she was younger, and I had to watch her. She would try to take them down if she thought she could. I warned her that some day she'd be the old one and then watch out! She's lucky though, no karma for her, everyone is quite happy to let her keep her position even though any of them could easily best her now. She still asserts herself every now and then, but all are most gracious and just pretend she's still as quick, spry and "bad" as ever, letting the situation diffuse with her dignity intact.