Birds and People Who Love Them
I went on a Wikimedia bird binge recently and bookmarked a ton of beauties. This is a Gray/Canada Jay and while it's nothing exotic, it's quite lovely. I wanted to share this picture in particular, because its authors are Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren and they've put a ton of content on Wikimedia. I run across their names constantly on that site and I'm really starting to appreciate the amount of work they must be putting in. It wasn't until recently though that I discovered that they also have a Youtube Channel too. At this rate, I wouldn't be too surprised to find out they have an iNaturalist account.
Speaking of iNaturalist and bird watchers and such, that site is chock full of people worth looking at. One person in particular though, Greg Lasley, I wanna bring attention to. He has over 35,000 observations in seven years. The man clearly loves doing this stuff. He impresses me raw numbers wise, but there are so many awesome people on that site from all over the world, from the occasionally curious, to hobbyists, to hardcore photographers, to researchers, to public workers. The site blows my mind and I'm so glad Dala showed it to me.
Also, I straight up love this photo. It's cute.
Early morning Hubski is best Hubski. You're all beautiful. I'm gonna get me some coffee and cuddle that dog of mine.