Saturday, March 16, 2013
On The Run
Oh, the sights you see when you're cruising the back country roads around Nashville.
This beautiful little bird - the Guineafowl or Guinea Hen as it's known - was cruising down the side of the road with a bunch of his other friends when we drove by. I was immediately intrigued when I saw him and asked Ed to go back because I wanted to see what it was. When the car creeped closer to him he darted under the fence and back into the field so I had to snap this photo while he was moving.
I'd never seen this kind of bird before. I thought it was a ptarmigan because of the spots, Ed pegged it correctly as a guinea.
"Look! A ptarmigan."
"Who are you calling a guinea??"
"No, the bird."
Then I Googled for more info. Apparently, they're easy to raise and they're delicious.
My kind of bird.
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2012: The Town Under The Giant Oak Tree
2011: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
2010: Yeah, Cause Heidi Klum Is So Easy To NOT Notice
2009: Busy Week
2008: Small, Yet Mighty
2006: Riding The Rusty Rails
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!