What’s the blue bird with the “sticky nose”? That’s the question that floated down the stairs this morning as my daughter was in the midst of rushing through dressing for kindergarten. She knows what a blue bird looks like, so I knew that wasn’t what she spied through the window.
Then I realized by sticky, she meant like a stick, not tacky as in gummy or gluey. She talked about the bird having blue on its back and being white on its belly. I decided she must have seen a blue jay, which when you think about it, does have a stick-looking bill.
For another take on blue jays, read this.