Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Time for Lunch!
This is Bubba. He is a resident of Dunedin, FL, a quaint community along the Gulf of Mexico, near Clearwater.
Bubba is an EGRET...notice his dark legs. My husband told me how he learned, as a child, to distinguish egrets from herons. "E (for egret) = earth (meaning dark legs)" and "H (for heron) is close to G for golden". (Yes, this sounds a bit odd, but it works!
(Shellbelle wrote to tell me that Snowy Egrets have black legs, but their feet are yellow/gold. Great Egrets have black legs and black feet. So if you see an egret wandering around, you now know what kind of egret it is. Pretty cool, huh?)
While taking a short cut through the alley behind Casa Tina, a "gourmet Mexican and vegetarian" restaurant, my friend, Becky (Lace and Lures), and I met Bubba. He was walking toward the back door of the restaurant. Obviously, Bubba was quite accustomed to humans. He totally ignored our presence as he made his was to the door.
Bubba walked up to the kitchen door and appeared to "knock".
EVERYDAY, around noon, he arrives at Casa Tina for his snack. Bubba has an affinity for fried chunks of PORK! His friend in the kitchen comes out with a bag of these tasty treats. She explained that she had tried various meats and fish, but Bubba really seemed to prefer the pork.
(This is a really GOOD restaurant! Bubba has great taste!)
Bubba certainly stands out against the turquoise backdrop!
(Notice the pork in his beak... I wish I could have caught him in the act of swallowing...but he was TOO FAST for me!)
Thanks, Susan@ A Southern Daydreamer, for hosting Outdoor Wednesdays.