Photo by Wilson
This is a new bird for us. It literally landed right in the yard
in front of Wilson while he was taking photo's. Since we're
[technically] not 'birders' I had to pull out the National
Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America
to skim through the pages to figure out what this is.
What a strange name for a bird. It's range tend to be grassy fields
[which we have a lot of] and on the shore.
They nest on open ground usually on gravel
[how safe is that?] and can be found across the United States.
I'll be packing bags and stuffing them in the SUV for the Outer Banks
vacation. In checking the weather it looks like there's a chance
of rain for early next weeks so the old sewing machine
is going on vacation as well. Better get my day started -
there's a million things to do.