A very rare sighting of the St. Patrick’s Day Bird

St Patty's Day 2015A rare photograph of the seldom seen St. Patrick’s Day bird.  Capturing a photo of this illusive bird is like trying to catch snowflakes in July!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

P.S. – you can read more about this rare bird in an earlier post from 2013.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

"A Rare Glimpse"

“A Rare Glimpse”

Wishin’ everyone a ‘appy St. Patrick’s Day even if yer are not Oirish, as if it really matters on dis ‘oliday! ♣

Wanted to share a picture we were able to capture recently of the rare St. Patrick’s Day bird.  Birdwatchers have spent their entire life chasing this elusive little fellow with no luck. (St. Patrick’s Day pun intended! :))

He is tall in stature, usually 5-7 inches but very thin and wiry.  This bird loves to tease with his high pitched squawk which has been said to sound eerily like the laugh of a child.  He is extremely quick and agile, most only catch a glimpse as he flies off.  Also, his green appearance allows him to camouflage himself very easily in the green of trees, bushes and plants.  This one was an even rarer specimen with the feathered topknot that looks strangely like a stocking cap.  Enjoy, gran’ day! ~M