Wednesday, September 10, 2008

UNR Waterfowl

There's a small manmade pond behind the English building. The weather was so gorgeous today that I went out there between classes and took pictures of birds. This isn't a great photo, but it will give you some idea of the sheer density of geese and swans (also ducks, although not in this photo) inhabiting this thimble of water.

In the spring we watch fondly as mama birds parade fuzzy chicks up and down campus, and anxiously as nesting owls divebomb fuzzy chicks for dinner. In the fall, we listen to the haunting calls of the geese and watch wistfully as they fly in V formations overhead.

And in both these seasons, we watch our footing, since the campus is carpeted in birdshit. I like the birds anyway, but other people are less fond of them!

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