Sunday Roast: Hanging out with migrating birds on Sauvie Island

A quiet Christmas morning on the Columbia River, Sauvie Island

A quiet Christmas morning on the Columbia River, Sauvie Island

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Bald Eagle hanging out in a tree near the river

Bald Eagle hanging out in a tree near the river

Lots and lots of Snow Geese, making all kinds of noise -- wish I could have gotten closer

Lots and lots of Snow Geese, making all kinds of noise — wish I could have gotten closer

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Lining up with the Cormorants

Lining up with the Cormorants

Belted Kingfisher -- He didn't want to stay still!

Belted Kingfisher — He didn’t want to stay still!

Photos by Zooey

This is our daily open thread — The last Sunday Roast of 2014!

38 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: Hanging out with migrating birds on Sauvie Island

  1. Not a great time to be traveling.

    AirAsia plane missing en route to Singapore

    Greek passenger ferry catches fire

        • The ultimate con job

          1. That God will use this seed to schedule an uncommon visit from the Holy Spirit to your home. I’m asking God to give you a stress-free home environment. An unusual visit from the Holy Spirit.

          Why do people believe if they fork over money to this cretin, gawd would be more willing to listen to him.
          Isn’t prayer a one on one with God for free? No intermediary needed?

  2. What’s wrong with the NFL? Why can;t they schedule the Jets and the Giants so that one of them is home on any given week during the year? There have been weeks when neither team was off (and both playing, not a bye-week), and weeks when one was home on Sunday and the other on Monday night.

    And why do they schedule them both at the same time? For the second time this year, the Jets and the Giants are on TV at the same time. this afternoon. Neither is on contention so it wouldn’t make that much difference, but football isn’t ;like baseball. Baseball has a much ,longer season, and it;s impossible to like both the Mets and the Yankees. (You can hate them both, but you can;t like them both.) But football is too short a season to not root for both. And if both were in playoff contention today, fans wouldn’t be able to watch both.

    Morally unacceptable.πŸ™‚

    • Wayne, if you intend to follow two or more teams, the situation requires two (or more) televisions, or one TV and online streaming for the other game.

      I can’t count how many times I’ve had to toggle between several games or races to keep up with all I wanted.

      • The Jets made it easy by beating the ‘Phins. They’re our primary team, but if the Jets are sucking, we’ll root for the Giants, too. We’ll even root for an actual NY team, the Bills if they’re doing well. Football season is too short not to hedge your bets, and we’re lucky enough to be able to “claim” three teams.πŸ™‚

    • It’s long been obvious that Metric=Godless. Proof: metric was NOT born in God’s favorite country, it came from Europe. Jeebus.

      Plus, if we changed to metric then football fields would be not be able to be 100 yards, and then all the old stats would be made worthless! And that would piss God off — because because!

  3. http://crooksandliars.com/2014/12/steve-hayes-poo-poos-involvement-human

    I mean, there are reports that he [Obama] wants to release or transfer another three, four dozen of the detainees who remain there of the 150-some-odd detainees who remain there to this day. Detainees who are there to this day are there for a reason. These are the worst of the worst that we’ve been hearing about.

    You mean that if EVERYONE imprisoned in Gitmo (150?) were released it would be a deadly blow to Amurka and the ‘free’ world? Horrors! Yikes!

    OTOH we tolerate the fact that in this country alone there are what — 75 MILLION registered and un-incarcerated Republicans running around loose, and that’s not a problem?

    I think I’m ready to give up.πŸ™„

      • “We should FEAR and love God because . . . ” Sorry, that’s the one line I remember from the Lutheran “catechism” that was pounded into my brain when I was 12 yrs old. In the ensuing years I’ve managed to dismiss and forget everything else except that at confirmation I wore the first shoes I’d ever seen that used Velcro instead of laces, at which point I concluded that Velcro is more useful than God. Plus, I could actually see and use Velcro, didn’t need to hunt for no bible verse to tell me that.

        Fear? Nah, not worth the effort, not once you have Velcro!!

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