Friday, January 30, 2015

Australia's Whip Bird




By the way, did you hear the whip bird? He starts and his mate finishes up the cracking whip song.”
“I heard it earlier. Takes a couple to make that sound, does it?”
“Over there, see the brush turkeys? They scratch up the duff to make their nests.”
“There’re so many of them. Kind of scraggly.”
“Yep, we protect the scraggly.”

Looking up at him in his well-worn hiking gear, I offered, “I noticed.”
(chapter 10 Sierra Sunrise)