Butter Butt

Ol’ Butter Butt’s markings were so bright they reflected beautifully in the waters of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa. The bird disliked the common name given him by birders. He approached the Face of Everyman for support in this matter; but there was already the color Yellow in the Rainbow Flag.

Shy Guy

Jango had always been a bit of a scalawag; but, when two young lovelies started to chat him up at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa he became shy and tongue tied. the Face of Everyman hoped that he could stay awake long enough to see what happened.


This time of year the Face of Everyman had trouble seeing any guest before 10 AM. He had forgotten to set his sundial ahead and now the bright Spring sun smote him in his eyes. Songbirds of color continued to check in to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.

Nesting Materials?

the Face of Everyman was always pleased to greet a new comer. This shy lady was looking for nesting material. The venerable sage was pleased to tell her that the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa kept a box of useful feathers, moss, twigs and bits of string behind the Cabana huts. The village garden supply kept mud and spider web on hand, if needed.

Christmas Bird Count

Lonesome Joe stopped by the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa to inquire if suitable mates had been seen in the region. the Face of Everyman had to confess that no females answering the description had been seen all summer. Smoke from forest fires must have caused them to nest far to the north. The venerable sage suggested that he return and check the results of the Audubon Christmas bird count. Figures would be posted by mid-January.


Birdwatchers always became excited to see uniquely marked species.  After months in Talk Therapy Nigel was able to shrug off previous critical and derisive comments by onlookers.  Here at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa guests liked to ID him as “Butter Butt”.  Now he found the courage to pose for the crowds.  He perfected a grin and when asked, he joined selfies. He had “grown” into his appearance.  the Face of Everyman commented favorably to Nigel on his new maturity.