Date: 9/1/19 1:42 pm From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Subject: Re: [birders] What has happened?
It wasn’t that many years ago that I used to walk my dogs at night by St. Michael’s Church in Grosse Pointe and both see and hear the nighthawks swooping and diving for insects, not to mention the same at the old Tiger Stadium at night games under the lights. It reminds me of that old Judy Collins song,
“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone,
They paved paradise to put up a parking lot”.
As Robert Redford once said, “no one cares.” Sad but I’m afraid true. Just look at all the folks still asking for plastic bags at the grocery store.
We could all use more nature time.
> On Sep 1, 2019, at 4:28 PM, Alan Ryff <alryff...> wrote:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157710643678203 >
> In days gone by when today’s old men were children, ribbons of Nighthawks, sometimes in the hundreds, would stream south just above the rooftops as the sunset gives its deepest colors. And sometimes, the morning sunshine could find a sleeping Nighthawk on nearly every streetlight for blocks around. Today this is no longer so. Now and then, the neighborhoods along Lake Saint Clair see or hear a single or perhaps a few Nighthawks at a time pass over in the evening quiet. Alas, what has happened?
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