Then we continued on a walk where we saw some Canada geese (not so ahhh) with some goslings (ahhh):
and got our first ever view of the bobolinks which we knew frequented the meadow. They are extraordinary looking birds even at a distance.
It turns out that one of this little bird's claims to fame is a mention in a poem entitled "An Exile's Garden"
Yet, among the gods of the garden,And no, it has nothing to do with me. It was written by Sophia Jewett in 1910.
The roses and gods, I think,
Daylong, of a far-off clover field,
And the song of a bob-o-link.
*They were actually practising their cart-wheels and hand-stands.