A guy emails that he saw a blue Cardinal. What gives?
A Steller’s Jay comes to mind. But those birds live three thousand miles west of the guy’s town in Maine. Can’t be.
Still, birds don’t always play by the rules.
What if a Steller’s Jay took a nap in the back of an 18-wheeler at a Utah rest stop? The trucker drives off and four days later the bird flies out in Maine.
Or… Maybe a guy in Maine is spray painting his garage blue. A Cardinal flies through the spray. Unthinkable?
Ed Abbey said, “The unthinkable is always thinkable.”
Okay. Two theories so far. Maybe the bird’s a hitchhiking Steller’s Jay. Or it’s a red Cardinal that got painted by a spray gun.
You have a better idea?
Let’s hear it before the end of June, 2012. We’ll put it in the monthly drawing with the names of people who entered our June hidden bird contest.
If a blue cardinal idea is picked, the person who sent it in will win a mug and we’ll still draw a hidden bird winner, too.
Then we’ll give away two mugs as part of the June ’12 contest, just that once. It’s unlikely. But, like a blue Cardinal, it’s not unthinkable.