In a dry season

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jackson Burgess (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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R. Humphrey

Abstract: By day, the swamp is birds: birds that fish the dark channels, hunt the tangles, crow or sing in the tree tops. Wild canaries flit like green and yellow gnats among the vines, hell-divers and coots squabble and splash in the shallows, herons stalk solemnly through the reeds, egrets perch and preen on their junk-heap nests, woodpeckers rattle busily in the trees, scrub jays scream and limpkins moan. Always, overhead, sometimes nearly out of sight, turkey-buzzards soar. There are a pair of bald eagles, too, that nest in a dead cypress tree deep in the swamp and four or five families of fish-hawks. Song birds carol in the jungle and other birds scream or whistle or hoot. There's one that makes a clattering noise like a cracked bell.

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Language: English
Date: 1955

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