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Monday, May 28, 2012

Burrower's Row

Thanks to Laurence Butler and his post about the small community of Burrower's Row, I was able to locate this small village and document some of the inhabitants as well.  Recommended reading before reading this column would be to visit his original post

http://butlersbirdsandthings.blogspot.com/2012/05/burrowers-row.html

When I visited the community very early on Sunday morning, sure enough the eastern edge of the village had its sentinel as a lookout to warn the rest of any unwelcoming intruders.  After staring at me intently for some time, he must have decided that I could enter their territory.


Of course I was closely scrutinized by every inhabitant, and a couple of them apparently were a bit skeptical and flew far enough away and continued their observations for afar.  But one of the inhabitants must have decided that I look safe as long as I stayed in my vehicle.  Getting out the the vehicle was a sure sign of caution for them as they would take for cover. 

And it appears their offspring are starting to come out for exposure to the new world about them.  But this youngster seemed less than impressed with his new surroundings in the outside world.  I am sure it will eventually come to like becoming an adult and like most juveniles, won't be able to resist the urge to leave the nest.  Won't be too long and there will be no more room at the Inn for this youngster.

4 comments:

  1. Love this! Wonderful shots and commentary.

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    1. Glad you liked it and thank you. I am not the most eloquent writer, but I have to give credit to Laurence Butler on his original piece that set the stage. Without that preliminary post, mine would probably have been a bit boring. Thanks again and thank you for postiing.

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  2. Great shots Gordon! I'm very glad others can find and appreciate Burrower's Row too.
    I appreciate the link and reference.

    Good birding this week! My wife and I are going to Pennsylvania through June 9th, but when I get back in town we'll have to hook up for some Tres Rios birding or something. Cheers

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    1. Thanks again for setting the stage for this bit of a story. Enjoy your trip to PA and I will look forward to an outing sometime after you get back.

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