[CT Birds] Water fowl sighting
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Thu Oct 31 20:57:23 EDT 2013
Among the many trick-or-treaters tonight was a group of three older
children, about 12-13 years old, with a younger sibling about 8. The older
kids had very nice new store-bought costumes, but the younger had on
something she must have put together herself. Yellow t-shirt, green tights,
some kind of bluish paper hood she'd colored in, and a plastic beak. "Um,
let me see, did you make this yourself?" I asked. "Yes," she said wearily.
" So....what are you?" The older kids said, "She's got wings, show her your
wings." On her back were construction paper wings with a familiar pattern.
"You're a duck?" I asked hopefully. "Not just a DUCK," she said, barely
able to tolerate my ignorance. "Mallard. I'm a MALLARD duck!"
Future Audubon Society President!
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