Dora cried, “Let’s get it on!” and it worked.
Adults make a hoarse, screaming kee-eeeee-arr. It lasts 2-3 seconds and is usually given while soaring. During courtship, they also make a shrill chwirk, sometimes giving several of these calls in a row. – Cornell Lab of Ornithology
I too many and many a time cross’d the river of old,
Watched the Twelfth-month sea-gulls, saw them high in the air floating with motionless wings, oscillating their bodies,
Saw how the glistening yellow lit up parts of their bodies and left the rest in strong shadow,
Saw the slow-wheeling circles and the gradual edging toward the south
– Walt Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
They didn’t build every day.
“WTF? This is the first day of Spring? Like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill I will do more than simply endure.” thought the bird.
Music: The Lonely Shepherd by Zamfir
And the nest continues to grow.
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