Left Turn

Story #09 for Story A Day Challenge May 2016.

Black-bellied whistling ducks

Black-bellied whistling ducks

Left Turn

“Are you sure we’re in the right place?”

“Um, this is where my GPS said to go.”

“Nothing looks familiar. Let’s check the map.”

“I didn’t bring a map, that’s what our internal GPS is for. You’ve got one, I’ve got one, all migrating birds have one. Besides, I don’t have any pockets. Where would I put a map?”

“Maybe there’s a pond nearby where we can get some help.”

“Look, there’s some Canada geese over there. Let’s ask them for directions.”

“Canada geese? Are you telling me we’re in Canada?!”

“I think we should have turned left at Albuquerque.”

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With thanks and apologies to Bugs Bunny.
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Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Sketch 075

This one I get to add to my Life List because it was at McGovern Lake and not in the zoo. A Life List is the list of birds one has seen (or heard). There are only a couple of birds I can identify by sound, so most of mine are birds I’ve seen. I just created my list last week and have 55 birds on it.

Sketch of the Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Black-bellied Whistling Duck at McGovern Lake, Houston, Texas

Black-bellied Whistling Duck at McGovern Lake, Houston, Texas

Sketch 075: Black-bellied Whistling Duck at McGovern Lake, Houston