A Bird in the Hand
...is worth two in the bush. The old saying means it's better to have a small actual advantage than a chance at a greater one. The example used in the saying is one of a hunter. It's better to have 1 dead bird in your possession than to have a chance at shooting two in the bush, because you could miss and wind up with none. This photo definitely needs to be re-edited. It's been a while since I did any editing. I'm a little rusty.
This is a Swainson's thrush, Catharus ustulatus. Found in central North Dakota in May. It wound up stuck in my storage shed, so I took a few photos before releasing it. I would like to know if this is Catharus ustulatus alame or Catharus ustulatus swainsoni, but can't find any info on which one would be present in North Dakota.
#31 in Explore, 9 May 2009