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The birds and the bees

At the golf course, there is a cordoned-off area for a bird which annually nests on the grounds underneath the towering pine trees. Even within the ropes, a person must look very closely to find this bird. With variegated plumage in gray and black, she looks like a pine cone, or simply a furrow in the earth upon which she sits. In 100-degree heat. Never moving, while golf carts buzz around her. Never deserting her duty although the wind blows, the rain falls, golf balls zoom by and lawnmowers kick up dust. She sits. The bird is a night hawk, or as some prefer to call her, a bull bat. Apparently the second name comes from her “bat-like” flight, and the “bull-like” boom made by her wings during a dive. I, however, have never seen her move. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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