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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Remedial Bird Identification

I have to confess, I really had no idea what kind of bird this was:

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Luckily, for me, I had many friends who quickly pointed out that it is a “Gamecock”, the official mascot of the University of South Carolina.  What do I know?  I’m a D*** Yankee.

I ran across another bird, see if all you brilliant birders can identify it.

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Don’t know?  It’s a “PengOwen”!

Yep, Owie (Owen) was in costume for his school’s circus.

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They had popcorn vendors,

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Ringmasters,

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Weight lifters,

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Dancers,

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Even a Lion Tamer, who stuck his head in a lion’s mouth!

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Of course, they had to have clowns!

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But we were looking for the special act, Marti, Andrew and Heather kept their eyes “ripped”…(an Owie term, to keep a sharp lookout).

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Finally, the Penguins!

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Owie looked great in his costume.  He peered out of his mask to make sure we were watching.

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He did tricks, including “sliding” on his stomach like real penguins do.

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He was quite a performer and drew great laughs from the audience.

We may not be traveling right now, but we’re still having  great adventures with our grandsons, whether it’s watching them perform in a circus, or teaching them how to fix their daddy’s lawnmower.

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Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

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19 comments:

  1. That looked like a pretty cool circus.

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  2. And here I thought it was an orange-footed, white-bellied grandsonian tweeter! But then what do I know? I'm a Yankee too...

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  3. That Judy, she really can identify those birds. Bet that's a new one on her life list.

    That's a mighty creative circus there. I'll bet the kids had a great time doing it. But who made all those great costumes??

    You sure aren't lacking for entertainment.

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    1. Marti and Heather made Owie's costume. All the school kid's parents made their costume, too.

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  4. That's the one thing I'd be concerned about if I was a full-timer; missing my grandkids. They change and grow up so fast, and I wouldn't want to miss any of the milestones.

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  5. Love the PengOwen...much cuter than the Gamecock:o))

    It's never too soon to teach the grandsons how to do engine repair;o))

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  6. How fun was that!! Took a lot of work to put that circus on. And the costume is so cute. I love penguins.

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  7. Owen's Peng-Owen suit was pretty cool. It was nice that he got to show everyone a few tricks as well.

    It must have killed you not to join that 'clown parade'!

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  8. Yup, it's the grandkid thing that tears our hearts. Therefore, within 2 months it's back to the Northeast for a spell.

    Listen to that Judy. She really knows her birds.

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  9. There you go. You found something right down your alley. It seems that circus sure caught the eyes of your little ones ... and you too. What fun!

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  10. How adorable! I bet Owie loved having you guys there too :)

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  11. Too, too cute! I'm impressed with all the good seamstresses in that school!

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  12. With those red eyes and yellow fringes, I'm going to take the PengOwen identification a step further and say he's of the Macaroni species, which got its name from British dandies of old who used to dye their hair like that ;-)

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  13. Just hysterical! My favorite (next to the PengOwen, of course) is the strong man. What an elaborate production!

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  14. Nothing like a good circus for some down home entertainment. What a fun production.

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  15. Being with the grands is a huge blessing. We are sooo missing ours.

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