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.