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When Birds Are NearDispatches from Contemporary Writers$
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Susan Fox Rogers

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501750915

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501750915.001.0001

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When Birds Are Near
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Ursula Murray Husted

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501750915.003.0014

This chapter illustrates how the author spent nights alone by Lake Wingra listening for short-eared owls and whip-poor-wills. After and before work, the author spent time drawing on the University of Wisconsin terrace, watching ducks raise their ducklings and pelicans stopping to rest on their journeys north. The chapter also describes how the author heard on the radio that the big pelican migration would be coming through Horicon Marsh. The author called in sick and drove northeast on U.S. Highway 151. However, she found out that she had missed the pelicans. Instead, she saw a flock of sandhill cranes, as well as red-winged blackbirds.

Keywords:   Lake Wingra, short-eared owls, whip-poor-wills, ducks, pelicans, big pelican migration, Horicon Marsh, sandhill cranes, red-winged blackbirds

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