Caption Contest

A Common Yellowthroat that won't make it to Mexico

A Common Yellowthroat that won’t make it to Mexi0

En route to Gettysburg PA, I passed this little fellow, freshly dead, and I thought of the contrasting fortunes that fate can bestow. Common Yellowthroats winter from the Gulf States south into Mexico. A few years back, one was blown across the Atlantic, making landfall on Loop Head in County Clare. It became an overnight celebrity, seen by hundreds. This fellow met a more dismal end, and the lack of dignity in his death disturbed me. As I lay prone to take a photograph, a state trooper pulled over to check that I too was not dead. After making some awkward excuses, I placed the bird in a more fitting location and continued south to Gettysburg.

Caption contest

Caption contest




4 Responses to “Caption Contest”

  1. James September 26, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    Either “Do I look like I can afford to pay this ticket;” or “I guess not everyone is an Arsenal supporter.”

  2. Eric Masterson September 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    We have a winner – ‘it will be a great day when the world mourns roadkill and the loss of a single warbler en route to wintering grounds prompts a police investigation’. Dave Anderson.

  3. LAURIE GOODRICH September 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    Safe travels wishes to you and the birds from Hawk Mtn. You are making good time!
    Laurie Goodrich

    • Eric Masterson September 29, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks Laurie. Had a great encounter yesterday with a gentleman south of Front Royale. I went to visit a Sadie gps point from 2015, which was out behind his house. He was pretty psyched to say the least. If you have a few minutes today, I have a few questions. Will try and call you.

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