Sunday, January 9, 2011

The sad truth about Woodstock

Prothonotary Warbler
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
Anyone with a field guide to North American birds knows that Woodstock is a female Prothonotary Warbler, artistically captured during an unfortunate moment in her molt. She started her Peanuts role as secretary, a befitting role for any prothonotary. (If you don't believe me, look it up!) What people may not realize is that this poor bird had to pretend to be a male in order to be accepted as a friend, rather than a "lowly" secretary, by a certain beagle who shall go unnamed.

My letter from Charles Schulz!

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