Hannah: Curiously, although the Greater Yellowlegs is very common and widespread, since it hangs out in “muskegs” (wet bogs with small woods on islands and forests with clearings) which are full of mosquitos, the Greater Yellowlegs tend not to be visited and studied by such as, well, say one-year old Hannah who, no matter where she is, EVERYONE wants to visit with her and study her every move. (a 420 character 9-liner)

Piercing

calls of NANI! NANI! bellow from Hannah

as she cruises alongside LydiaChloeWillliamLukeClaire

w/her brown eyes, thick lashes, tight curls, angel grin, & round rump;

waaaay cuter than that long-legged bird of Wellfleet’s muskeg*, the Greater Yellowlegs,

who wades & sweeps his bill side-to-side grabbing crabs & frogs by feel.

Both bird & babe announce their presence with a 4-noter.

But now? Silence.

Piercing.

PATTY (the “Nani” in the above piece)

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*Curiously, although the Greater Yellowlegs is very common and widespread, since it hangs out in “muskegs” (wet bogs with small woods on islands and forests with clearings) which are full of mosquitos, the Greater Yellowlegs tend not to be visited and studied by such as us, unlike for little Hannah who, no matter what HER presentation, EVERYONE wants to visit with her and study her every move. (a 420 character 9-liner)