~A Sojourn~ Life on Planet Earth~
header photo-Riley Moore Falls, Oconee Co., SC
"Did you ever suffer an attack of a wandering foot caused by the lure of that mystic unknown? There's is no permanent cure, relief only had
while making the wilds your home."
Last Wednesday I was upstate I visited my favorite "duck pond", Oak Grove Lake. The usual waterfowl is there and I was able to enjoy some interaction with them including this little fellow that I followed around for a bit---
Well I knew it was a sandpiper and he had lots of spots and he was constantly pumping his bumm end...so I took at stab at the spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia) and I was right when I checked my fieldguide. Not a new bird for me, but been a longgg time between sightings.
He wasnt bothered by my following him and I keep saying HIM I dont know which it is...cause the book says females are a little larger but other than that they look the same...Ill go with HE this guy wasnt too big! I wasnt the only one who wanted a closer look at this sandpiper...
They seemed to be saying to each other, "WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU?" Reminded me of the movie Predator and that line exchanged between Arnold and the alien monster--
I had a fun day watching all the birds show off
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