In the Book of Job we are instructed to, "Ask...the birds...and they will tell you." In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, "Look at the birds." So let's ask the birds, and look at the birds, and see what they have to say. May God bless you in your quest! Bill Bossman
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Welcome Back, Upland Sandpipers!
Upland Sandpiper, wet from a bath
Upland Sandpipers have just returned this week after spending the winter in South America. I saw my first Uppies of the year yesterday, and I saw several more this morning. This evening I came upon two Upland Sandpipers taking a bath in a large mud puddle by the side of the road. Upland Sandpipers are not generally associated with water--they are birds of the grasslands--so I was surprised to see them in the water. However, even prairie birds have to take a bath once in a while, especially when they have just flown in from the southern hemisphere! Welcome back, Uppies! Have a nice summer in South Dakota.