for him to become comfortable with us.
for suet and acorns.
They are winter birds in my backyard.
The Brown-Headed Cowbirds have arrived.
They do over winter in southern Missouri.
I see them in my backyard in the Spring.
They are parasitic birds,
laying their eggs in host bird's nests.
A brisk North-westerly breeze
and mostly cloudy skies sent me inside.
I have packing to do.
We are studying wetlands this year.
We live between the Central flyway
and the Mississippi flyway.
I have been reading about the wetlands
in my area.
I have been planning a few
short road trips.
When a pair of Sandhill Cranes flew over the house this week
I knew it was time to begin our
Wetlands Adventure, 2010.
I made a few phone calls and found where the
Sandhill Cranes were roosting.
I have a wetlands journal
and reservations for two spots in a viewing blind.
We leave in the morning.
400,000 Sandhill Cranes are roosting on the sandbars
on the Platte River in Nebraska.
This has all the makings of an awesome experience.
Happy Sunday safari.