Saturday, April 21, 2012
It's Marbled, All Right
marbled (mar' buld), adj. colored with mottled streaks so as to look like marble.
Take a look at this Marbled Godwit, and then read the definition of the word, marbled. What do you think? The name fits pretty well, doesn't it? These very cool birds have returned to the Great Plains within the past week. I saw this Marbled Godwit and its mate in a marsh south of Pierre, yesterday. Both birds scolded me with their gahd-WIT, gahd-WIT calls from which they get the other part of their name.