today i saw a little blue heron!
"but beans, isn't it GREAT blue heron?"
no! this is a different bird, and much littler! it's also more closely related to egrets than to the great blue heron. adults are a nice slate blue color, sometimes shading a little more purplish + darker on the head/neck. beaks are grey at the base, black at the tip.
they're found along the gulf coast and southeastern US, down into mexico/central america and the northerly coast of s. america!
(I've talked before about how we also tend to erase huge swaths of transness by making "trans culture is [feminine coded thing]" jokes when transmasculine, nonbinary, and other genders exist and won't retread that)
today i saw a limpkin!
these guys were hunted close to extinction before people decided "hey maybe we shouldn't do that???" and now they're BACK baby!!
they eat APPLE SNAILS, which, as you might guess, are really big snails with shells almost as big as apples! a creative name for a huge snail.
they also love to YELL.
they look a little like a heron, a little like an ibis, and a lot like a big ol nerd. they're a barred brown with a yellowy bill and grey legs. they're waders w short tails. ->
If you’re in the Bay Area, you should go see the Eames exhibit at the Oakland Museum. And sit in the spinning top chairs.