Red-winged Blackbird on a Post – Waiting for Clearance to Fly

When Paul Bunyan’s loggers roofed an Oregon bunkhouse with shakes, fog was so thick that they shingled forty feet into space before discovering they had passed the last rafter.
– Oregon: End of the Trail, “Tall Tales and Legends” –

We were all ‘grounded’ this morning when a thick fog rolled in. Even the birds sat it out for a while – waiting for the fleeting fog to lift.


“Air Traffic Control says I have to just sit here in the fog. I’m not instrument-rated.”


“Heads up – I got a fleeting glimpse of the runway!”


“Ground Control – this is Little Bird Golf Echo Charlie, on the east fence post, ready for takeoff.”

The Feather Files
Name: Red-winged Blackbird
Species: Agelaius phoeniceus
Native to and Migration: Red-winged Blackbirds that breed through most of Canada spend the winter in the southern United States. The birds that breed in the United States and Mexico don’t migrate at all.
Date Seen: June 2013
Location: NE of Calgary, Alberta

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