Monday, May 19, 2014

Local Laurelhurst Birdist Spring Poem About Pied-billed Grebes

Connie Sidles, a Master Birder and Seattle Audubon Society Board Member, is back to publishing her interesting posts with updates about the bird and plant life at the Union Bay Natural Area, also known as the Montlake Fill:

Spring Morning

The Pied-billed Grebes of the ponds, lagoons, and lake around Montlake Fill are gearing up for another year of making more grebes. You can hear their eerie songs in the morning, and if you are really lucky, you might see one trying to impress its mate as it runs across the water before face-planting and disappearing beneath the waves. It is one of the many wonders of nature going on right here in our own backyard.

Here is a new twitter poem for you:
In the silver morning light
a Pied-billed Grebe dances
across the lagoon toward his mate,
etching an ephemeral trail in the molten water.

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