One last Smew byte.....
- Even though it's apparently gone (or moved), I wanted to put in my 2 cents from last weekend. Boy, were we lucky! No more Seuss, though!
MORE SMEW MEWSINGS.....
A Saturday trip, a bird most wanted,
It didn't appear, but we were undaunted.
Spent the night at the Sonora Inn
awaiting the morning so we could try again.
Arriving at 7:00, the faces were grim.
We knew right away that no-one had seen him.
Frustrated, many hit the road towards home,
figuring he's probably halfway to Nome!
But for those of us who stuck it out,
at 9:00 AM we heard the shout:
SMEW, SMEW! & there he was flying
over our heads-our eyes weren't lying!
He made a steep bank & then a turn,
finally landing & with no time to burn,
immediately diving with a voracious hunger,
spending less time up top than that spent under!
Then when his hunger was finally abated
he floated & preened, & seemed like he waited
to give us the video, photos & views,
of this beautiful bird they call a Smew!
Lori & Mark Conrad
Hermosa Beach, CA
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