Saturday, April 8, 2017

Backyard 4/8--Eastern Whip-poor-will

I was half asleep a few minutes ago when I heard our first Eastern Whip-poor-will of the year. As I write, I hear one "singing." Close listening reveals that there are two, calling to one another. eBird has them flagged as still rare at this time, and perhaps they are a little early, but there is no mistaking them. And thus it starts. Soon the neighbors--all these deaf folks who I can hear talking to each other two blocks away but somehow can hear these birds--will be cursing "those damn whip-poor-wills!"

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