[Tweeters] From the Fill

Connie Sidles constancesidles at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 13:13:15 PDT 2014

Hey tweets, more PIPITS at the Fill today - I think about eight, though it was hard to count them all. They flew up from Hunn Meadow East and disappeared north. They have far to go and did not tarry. More CINNAMON TEALS arrived in the night - there are at least four colorful males on various ponds now. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS are singing hard-to-hear grace notes amid the louder symphony of Yellow-rumped Warbler songs.

The great thing about migration is just the sheer effort all these individuals put into traveling so far, so fast, all for the chance to nest successfully. Imagine the strength of the drive that these birds must feel. We have nothing like it - not even my craving for chocolate can compare. Here is a poem for you today:

Before we built jets, birds flew
the fastest,
the highest,
the farthest.
Amid our engineered lives,
do not forget
the wonder of wild things. - Connie, Seattle

constancesidles at gmail.com

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