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The tops of our potted vegetables are pecked out by what look like the beak of a mother bird feeding her small one our broccoli.  We hear the crying chatter of this small one while the mother dives for nearby greens, or insects to hush her child.  Their nest sits atop the patio covering, placing this family in eyes view of the Hummer and her band of friends.

“Wading shore bird searches out insects in pond.  Near Mile 0 Alaska Pipeline Route  by Dennis Cowals,” U.S. National Archives, 08/1973