Wednesday, May 30, 2012

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Birds at the Park & Helpful Links

Today, [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday will feature birds I saw at the park the other day while watching my son play t-ball.  It was fun to see such a variety.  It's mighty hard to catch those little buggers since they don't actually stay still!

It's not just cows that support Chick-fil-A...this magpie is a fan, too.

If you look closely at this crow, it you'll see its head feathers aren't black.

I believe this is a red-tailed hawk, but I'm no expert. It does have red tail feathers, though...

Now for some helpful links:

This is really last minute, but I only just saw it.  Big Pulp is accepting submissions on two different themes.  Submissions close on May 31st, though, so hurry if you're interested!

Rhemalda Publishing is open for submissions.  Click on their name to see what they're accepting.

Critique my Novel is running a Novel Writing Contest.  Deadline is July 1, 2012.

Harper Collins has a community for writers called Authonomy.  I've heard good things about it, including that it is a very supportive place for writers.  You can also post part of your work and get feedback.

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses is a helpful site, offering links to respected literary magazines.  They also appear to have some other great resources, so definitely worth checking out.

<b>Any links to pass along?</b>

May you find your Muse.


  1. thanks for the links. sorry for the lower caps. got a baby in the other hand.

  2. I love that magpie. I don't think I've ever seen one in real life.

  3. Thanks for the submission heads up! The birds are really cute, until they start stealing your food! :)

  4. Yeah crows have this almost oily slick on their feathers that reflects all of the colors if you look closely.

  5. Love the photos - nice shot of the sheen on the crow's head too :)

  6. What a lovely magpie! And thanks for the linkage!

  7. Seeing that magpie reminded me of the time a goose (really mean one with no fear) pecked me right out of my golf cart and then stole my sandwich!!!

  8. thanks for the links I've forwarded them to a friend. Your magpies look a bit different to ours, do they warble and sing beautifully?


  9. Birds are fascinating creatures. I like them all, except the turkey vulture. I know vultures serve a purpose, but...

  10. Love our hummingbirds! And. . .have awarded you the "One Lovely Blog" award. Admire your writing and especially enjoyed your western stories.

  11. Shelly, I've been there, done that, and completely understand!

    Becca, thanks!

    Carol, the photo doesn't do it justice, since it was in shadow, but they're really quite beautiful. A bit obnoxious, but beautiful.

    DL, indeed! Glad it wasn't mine. ;-p

    Alex, I didn't know that. Thanks!

    Jamie, thank you!

    Jem, thanks, and no problem!

    Chuck, geese can be such stinkers!

    Sue, I have to say that these ones do not sing beautifully. They make a harsh noise.

    Susan, yeah, vultures are not very likable, are they?

    Loverofwords, thank you! I'll stop by for sure.