I heard this child’s question as we stood on the bridge at Humber Bay overlooking a sandbar below. Here is the scene that unfolded:
“They’re having fun” was Mummy’s response. And so they were.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Male American Redstarts are brightly coloured birds:
I saw a female this morning. My Grandfather always referred to them as “Yellowstarts.”
Yellow Warblers are everywhere at the moment. The male “wears” a reddish “necklace”.
The female does not:
The white throat and striped crown make this a White-throated Sparrow.
May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy dams. – Sara Coleridge (1802–52)