Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Listen to the birds

I am one how is looking for peace and quiet. I am one one who is listening to the birds. I am one who is concerned we won't hear what they have to say.

This past weekend I spent a lot of time listening to the Franklin Gulls as they did their courtship rituals. It was really fun to watch them seem to chase each other away, when they really were trying to attract.
I could have spent hours (OK, more hours) just watching the plovers and sandpipers as they looked for food as the tide came in.

How like the birds we are at times! We seemingly push away those we want near us. Is it because we don't want them to know the real us but still need them near?

I really want to make the camping at the beach a yearly activity.


Carey said...

I can't stop myself. I think you mean Laughing Gulls :) Franklin gulls have a pinkish belly and are actually seasonal and rare on the Texas coast. When I saw one on a birding trip with a group of birders on the Galveston-Bolivar ferry, it was a big big deal.

Audrey said...

No I do mean Franklin, the Bird Guide given by the park says that the Laughing Gulls are the rare ones and the Franklin are migratory and fairly common.

Carey said...

I'll take your word for it :) Which park was this again?

Audrey said...

It was Mustang Island State Park. I even had my bird book with me. White eye arcs and white spots on the tail.