prairie birds

Back on the prairie for a few days, helping my mother recover from knee-replacement surgery. Spring sounds of an active bird population, some that I don’t hear much anymore: field sparrow, mourning dove,  meadowlark and, at the river, green-winged teal and wood ducks.

The field sparrow’s remarkably loud call sounds like a ball bouncing to rest.

The mourning dove and the meadowlark are the two song birds of the prairie for me.

I walked down by the river and startled wood ducks and green-winged teal.

Wood Duck Photo

male wood duck

 

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