Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

And now for something... completely different.

By Troutnut on March 27th, 2012
I had an unexpected photo opportunity while walking around campus today, and snapped this raven with my phone's camera. I wrote it a little verse for it in the caption. Not a haiku, mind you. I live by the forum rules, too.

Photos by Troutnut from Miscellaneous Alaska in Alaska


High upon a signpost rearing, down upon pedestrians jeering, 
Squawking rather nasty things not heard from any bird before;
Parking regulations broken, yet the bird paid not a token,
And the bird was so outspoken, taunting watchers at its fore,
Taunting that it need not pay the fee that we abhor.
This it laughed, and then it soared. From University of Alaska Fairbanks in Alaska.

High upon a signpost rearing, down upon pedestrians jeering,
Squawking rather nasty things not heard from any bird before;
Parking regulations broken, yet the bird paid not a token,
And the bird was so outspoken, taunting watchers at its fore,
Taunting that it need not pay the fee that we abhor.
This it laughed, and then it soared.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMar 27, 2012
Date AddedMar 28, 2012
AuthorTroutnut
CameraiPhone 4

Closeup insects by Bnewell from the Touchet River in Washington

Most recent comments on this post (latest on top)

EntomanMarch 30th, 2012, 5:34 pm
Site Editor
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Ah, very good. That bird is a great subject. That photo was from your phone? Amazing!
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
TroutnutMarch 30th, 2012, 5:06 pm
Administrator
Fairbanks, AK

Posts: 2375
They're both site updates from the same day. That's how the automatic posts from the front page of the site are organized into the forum. I coded it that way thinking usually there would only be one contributor per day (so it would join all the photos & specimens from a particular fishing trip or something). It does get to looking a bit funny when people add two very different things though.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
EntomanMarch 30th, 2012, 2:17 am
Site Editor
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
What's going on with this thread? How did these two get hooked up? Anyway, loved the great photo of the raven and the fun limerick!
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

Comment on this post

You must log in at the top of the page to post. If you haven't registered yet, it's this easy:

Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.
Top 10 Fly Hatches
Top Gift Shop Designs
Top Insect Specimens
Miscellaneous Sites