Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Spring Time

Although I suffer horrible allergies in May and June (thanks, Austin!), I still love the Spring time.
And although Lucas and I had a horrible night last night - he went to bed two hours late and woke up two hours early - I still love Lucas. AND because he woke up so early, we managed to go on our walk when it was only 80 degrees out instead of 90. It was pretty perfect - we had a little cloud coverage, a little breeze, and most importantly a lot of birds. Lucas loves birds so we always look for birds when we go on our walks.
Today I was walking down the street and I saw this lump on the side of the road. It was this little guy in the picture. I thought at first he was dead, then he moved his head. Then I thought he was just gonna die soon. I looked at him for a minute then saw his mom looking at us, so I didn't want to stress her out too much. As soon as I walked away, he got up and walked away himself. It was the cutest thing ever. He was so young, but he tricked me into thinking he was all gimpy and sick and then got up and walked away.
A while later we walked down the same street and I managed to see a few of his siblings all running around. I tried to get a video of one on my phone, but it didn't turn out well. While I was following him his parents were freaking out a little. Then I walked away and they pulled the same trick and tried to distract me from the baby by sitting on the ground and looking a little gimpy. What smart little guys!
Does anyone know what these birds are? They are my favorite and they are all over the neighborhood. The adults have a white belly and a white stripe on their wings.

3 comments:

tmm said...

Hey Suzanne!
its been bugging me since our last walk & i think i found it (or one that's really close)...the killdeer. check out this link (cool site!) - http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/101/_/Killdeer.aspx. it talks about them 'faking' hurt & you can even listen to its call.
later! Tricia

Suzy said...

Go Tricia! That's totally it! Killdeer. It's funny b/c one day Ben said, "Oh, it's a Sandpiper." And I thought that sounded good, but he was just blowing smoke and totally made it up, but on the website it says it has a "sandpiper like body."
We miss you, Tricia!

Melissa, Jeremy, & Boston said...

I don't know what these birds are but that story is amazing! I am a huge animal lover so I like hearing about others' experiences/interests in animals.
-Melissa