Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9, 2010

Will you play
Hide-And-Seek with me?

You will??
I'll close my eyes
and count to 100.

... 98, 99, 100.

Hey, you didn't hide. :(
I can still see you there sitting at your computer!

You have to hide better than that!!
Go ahead, I'll wait...

Question from the tall guy:
Before you go hide from Jack, I've got a question. Since it's been shown that the people who read Jack's blog are among the top 1% in intelligence in the world, can anyone please tell me what kind of bird this is?
We saw it while we were out walking. Google says it's a scarlet tanager, but I thought I'd ask someone who might actually know! (The picture should blow up pretty big if you click on it!)

We also saw a vibrant turquoise bird this morning, but it flew away before I could get a good picture of it. Thank you in advance for your help!

PS - This was a lucky shot. The bird had been sitting on a limb and decided to take off right as I decided to take the picture. So, instead of the picture I thought I got of the bird sitting on a limb, this was the shot I got.


  1. Jack, I'm sure you were peeking! Start counting again and I promise to hide this time!
    (I'm going to bed!)

    TG, Great, "lucky" shot! Yep, it looks like a mature, male Scarlet Tanager!
    I'm going to try to make a YouTube video w/ music. Is it difficult? Teachers are the worst students!

  2. That was my guess too. Frequently the best shots I get are not the ones I was actually trying for. Luck or not..that was a great shot!

    Jack: I'm going to hide now too.

  3. TG, I have no idea but it looks pretty cool. The shot you got was probably better than the one you wanted to get go figure huh??

    Ok, Jack, I am going to hide!!
    Betcha cant find me!!

    Im outta here

  4. My mom says Ms~K is khorrekht on the bird ID!

    It sounds like a fun game but I'm napping now -

    Khan I have a rainchekhk please?


  5. I have no clue. But, its a great shot!

  6. I'm hiding, I'm hiding!!!!!!!!!
    Come find me

  7. That is a great shot of the bird. However, of the 1 % intelligent blog readers you have, I'm in the 1% who can't identify the bird! Also, Jack, I think you cheated. You skipped, like, 97 numbers before you opened your eyes. Even Tootie can count better than that and she's just a baby!

    Liz and Tootie

  8. Hi Jack
    Tag you are I'm hiding.
    Yes it is a Scarlet Tanger boy you have a variety of birds in AZ. Mom needs to come birding.Speaking of birds we had a hawk land on our fence today that was one big bird. He flew in for breakfast but the birds at our seed buffet were too quick for him plus we have domes over the feeders that are clear He could not get to them.
    Madi and Mom

  9. I'll give you a hint Jack, I'm hiding in a snowbank.

  10. Sorry, I have no idea! Beautiful bird though.

  11. I would love to play tag with you in person. However, most of my playing turns into a football game with me trying to tackle everyone....
    Yes, google was right that is a Scarlet Tanger. They are so pretty. Beth loves to watch birds. We have many, many, many feeders in the yard.

  12. Keep counting Jack - I'm hiding...of course I'm sleeping while I hide but multi-taking is very important these days.

    TG- Beautiful idea what it is, but if I can close to it I promise to bring it back to you...bird might not be to happy - but a girl's got to do what a girls' got it do!


  13. I did hide, you dufus! That was my sister you saw. BOL. Listen, as far as birds are concerned, all I want to do is chase them. As far as your photo is concerned, it's beautiful and it was no accident. It is due to your superb prey drive and excellent photographer's timing. Good think I came here on time to set the record straight.

  14. I know I say it every time, but you are so cute Jack! I love those pictures :) I read a dog blog, and the dog mom is also a bird watcher. I bet she can identify your bird:

  15. YAY!!! I made a music video on Youtube!!!
    Will post Wednesday!


    I still have some questions about how to use music I want, not just what Youtube offers...
    Do you know how to do that?
    If you don't mind, you can email me directly:

  17. hello jack
    we saw you over at twinkies blog and wanted to come and say hi. we are sure enjoying reading your bloggy. hopefully we can become furryends . we'll go and hide now!!!!
    wiggles and waggles
    guero, coco chanel, brinks and bella
    from the houston pittie pack

  18. Jack, where are you....I am hiding.

    TG...Awesome shot of a very cool red bird!!

    Dory and the Mama

  19. jack you've got a lot of people you've got to search for who are hiding! you better get started!
    we have no knowledge of birds so can't help you there!

  20. Oriele? (spelling aside)... hmm... at least Jack closes his eyes and WAITS for me to hide. My dog loki cheats! in an old post from here:

    Jack ain't no cheater!
    wild dingo

  21. Yes, I know! That is a red bird! And the turquoise one you saw was a turquoise bird also known as a turqey.
    Thanks for the grass facts Jack, my momma has killed a lot of grass at our house so I should have no problem enjoying your tips!