Impressive Face Painter

That face painter really did a nice job. When I asked her if she could do a goshawk, she said "A what??" We borrowed a National Geographic Guide and she painted away. You can see it here at Amy's site. Here's a goshawk photo:


And here's me:


Not bad! After it was finished, most people thought it was cool but couldn't quite guess the id. Bill Clark was there, he actually consulted on Amy's kestrel as did Clay Taylor:


But Bill knew what I was. The only other person was this adorable 11 year old boy with red hair who sat down, looked at me and said, "Mmmm, I would say that you are a northern gosawk."

I said, "Wow, the only other person who guessed right away was Bill Clark, you're pretty good."

He said, "Bill Clark, yes. My mother took a class from him when I was 5 months old. I really don't remember much."

Yeah, in another ten years, I see this kid will be hanging out with the rest of us bird festival bums.