Thank you, Starmie. I was just thinking about calling my mom. This will be a strange morning for her. I'm going to miss conversations with my little weirdo, and I know she will. Being a tortoiseshell, she was a talker and a half, especially in the mornings.
I was just going through my bird pictures and thinking of the different types that have no differences in color variations between males and females. I always found it a little crappy that males get the flashy colors, but it's necessary. They have to show off to attract a mate and the females need to blend in and protect the nest. Anywho, back to the others... American Crows, Wrens, the Tufted Titmouse (I love this bird)
, several owl species, etc. I know females are usually larger in the owl world and you can spot the male birds because they show out more. Also, the male crows are more likely to steal the bling to attract a woman. He with the prettiest mating area and dance, wins. Lol. Enough with the rambling. I came across this pic and I still have no idea what this bird is. I have only seen it once, and found it in none of my NC bird books. It's almost like a cedar waxwing, but it's not. I just call it the lone ranger because of it's cute little mask
Does anyone have an idea? Sorry for the small pic.