Nuts!

Wow, I feel like a true slacker. Something like the 15th of the month and I have not cranked out a single post yet. Normally I would feel worse than I currently do when in this situation, but the calendar has been full to the brim as of late. Getting close to Halloween (ask my wife, any day of the year is close to Halloween to me), so working hard on new animations for the Trail of Tears, grass up to my knees in our back lot and a big race coming up in a mere two days. At least the last of the taper runs are done for that race – pretty darn hot out there as of late making those a total sweatfest. Still shame on me for once again getting behind on my posts. Maybe I need a swift kick in the nuts I mean pants to get me going!?!

Speaking of Nuts (hey, these lead ins don’t right themselves you know hehehehe!)

Clark's Nutcracker spotted in Rocky Mountain National Park in May of 2014

How do you like that fine specimen? For those of you who don’t spend their spare time buried in bird reference books, that there is a Clark’s Nutcracker. It was shot in the Rocky Mountain National Park back in May of 2014. Yes, I know it was more than three years ago – I cringe every time I think about my backlog. A backlog that has grown significantly as of late thanks to no less than two bird outings in the last 3 or 4 weeks and another one a few weeks away. Of course, my brother Ron and I never came upon a Clark’s since those outings were local. You have to travel a bit to see these charcoal creatures.

Clark's Nutcracker spotted in Rocky Mountain National Park in May of 2014

Hit the jump to read about and see a few more pictures of this monochrome bird.

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