Second “W” stories voting reminder . . . and a few more birds

The “W” stories voting block has entered the doldrums . . . still, we got us a decent number of votes and — with nine days remaining — I’m expecting a few more votes before the round closes.

One thing I would ask of readers . . . if you like a particular story, in addition to voting for it — and if you feel like it — get friends and family to read it (and also ask them to read the others in case they don’t agree with you).

On the other hand, I get how annoying it could be, so if you don’t want to bother your friends, then don’t worry about it . . . BUT . . . if you have an enemy you wish to annoy, then sent them the voting link. If they’re not too bright, you can word it like a chain letter; you know the kind . . . “bad luck will befall your ass if you don’t read and vote and get at least ten others to also read and vote!”

No matter how you come to them, if you’re a reader of our stories and someone who votes, the writers wish to express their gratitude and appreciation. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge W-Stories” are HERE(link) Votes will be accepted until  Noon (Central Time) on Monday, January 25th, 2021.

So, more bird photos . . .

These are presented in chronological order and all from the end of 2018 . . . so, two from the Big Island of Hawaiʻi and two from Long Beach.

Also, these are all shot with the P900, so while they look OK at a decent size, they might not be as amazing for pixel-peeping.

Really, I keep thinking the P900 (or, better yet, the P950 because of the RAW capability) is more than sufficient for blog photos . . . and then I look at a photo from the D7500 and I’m all “wow; that looks nice, sharp, clean…” and then I remember most people ain’t looking at photos the same way I do (well, a few do, but the majority don’t).

Anyway, birds . . . I like photographing them. I like imagining what’s going on in those little bird brains. Probably something about eating, procreating, and pooping on clean cars . . .

Actually, I just read an article on the benefits of bird poop (LINK). So, if you want to preserve the beauty of your home and car, put some birdseed on their roof.

. . . I wonder if this guy is preserving the beauty of the beach . . .

This LINK will take you to the SmugMug gallery that has the full-size versions of the above and also photos from recent reminders.

Oh, yeah . . . here are a few variations of the above . . .

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