Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tree ducks return

Hark! The shrill call of black-bellied whistling tree duck outside! I dash to our front door. I open it. Then I open our screen door. I lean outside, I look around. There...above our mighty live oaks in our front yard (their favorite roost)....I spy five in flight, circling over Ninth Street! I look around some more. There's a sixth, perched atop the branches of an oak across the street. They're back, our neighborhood tree ducks!

End of story.


Lila Bastian said...

What about last year (2011) and this year? Did they return either or both years? We live in Sugar Land, Tx (in suburbia) and "our" tree ducks returned last week. This is their second year here. Never heard of them before last year...now we love them.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Yes, we've seen and heard our local tree ducks! They're cool!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

P.S. And yes, they were here last year as well.

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