Someone saw a Whippoorwill but it was not me!

Hello everyone! Last time I posted it was on World Migratory Bird Day which turned out to be VERY, VERY windy. But I made it out to Marsh Wren Community Wetlands and Wagon Train State Recreation area.

Franklin’s Gull at Marsh Wren May 8, 2021
Canada Geese with young at Wagon Train

But this week turned out to be somewhat momentous, I saw the #GreatEgret several times at Holmes Lake this past week:

I also drove up to Omaha to test drive a new birdmobile. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf! Of course when I took a test drive I drove over to Ziwursky Park. Saw a Great Blue Heron there!

The Great Blue Heron arrived shortly after I got there.

Oh I before I forget, I saw a fox at Lincoln Saline Wetlands!

But yesterday well I had a false positive in regard to the Whippoorwill. It was overcast and rainy all day and I did not have on my glasses and I saw perched behind an American Robin, a spotted reserved looking bird with an upturned beak. Was it a Whippoorwill? It blended in so well with the trees!

“Who are you?,” I wondered.

Uhhh not a Whippoorwill

Turns out when I ran it through Merlin app it was a JUVENILE ROBIN, I laughed and laughed because before I got home and was still out at Holmes Lake I posted this tweet:

The adult American Robin was on the branch in front of the Juvenile and it was because I was looking at the Adult that I noticed the interesting looking Juvenile.

Oh well, it was a fun day nonetheless.

I am eternally grateful for God’s Divine Creation and the moments it provide in warmth, serenity, and connecting with my Angel Son’s spirit.

Happy week all!

Published by Christy Hyman, PhD (spatialhuman6)

Historical Geographer, digital humanist, mother, griefworker, activist, advocate

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