Wednesday night I took my son to a Phillies game, and couldn't turn off the birds. There wasn't a whole lot of birds to see, mostly just Chimney Swifts darting around over Citizen's Bank Park at dusk. But there was one pigeon that seemed to want to get in on the game during the top of the first inning.
|What's that trying to steal home along the third base line?|
|Major league pigeon|
For birders, here's another major league mystery--is the Phillies Phanatic actually a bird? Here he is doing the customary 7th inning dance on top of the Phillies dugout.
Notice the tail. Sure looks like feathers to me! So is the Phanatic really some sort of flightless tube-beaked bird? Can I add him to my eBird checklist for Wednesday night? Does he count on my ABA list? Perhaps we can get the eBird folks and the American Birding Association checklist committee to chime in on this one!
In the meantime, have fun out there, and bird responsibly!