|can you find him? right in the center.....|
Piping lovers are very cute but not my fav, since their needs take over so very much of my beach from April 1 to early October.
Huge areas will be fenced in the next week to protect the little guys' nesting places, but usually they lay their eggs right in the middle of our beach and some years at high tide no human space is left.
I also made a trip to the bird sanctuary...
to see if the osprey pair (aka fish hawks) has returned to their roost. These are glorious huge birds, like marsh-dwelling eagles, I always think.
|this entire huge marsh, many acres, supports only one osprey nest|
No sign of life at the ospreys' nest however, just a flapping white bag that the ospreys use to line their babies' driftwood cradle. The ospreys are another spring bird I quite eagerly await.
gone to the beach....
|2010 nesting pair|
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and