I had some spare time before pickup hockey at The Rink, so I decided to take an evening walk in the Edwards Lake Cliffs preserve, not really expecting to see anything special. To my surprise a loud peent emanated from the brush next to one of the small open areas, and continued while I tried to scan the bushes in the still decent light, without luck. Just when I thought I'd scared the fellow into hiding, I heard twittering, and in the clear evening sky appeared a fluttering form, easily tracked with binoculars with its long clumsy bill as it continued up, up, and up, and then a quick glide back and forth like a leaf, tweep-tweep-tweeping as it descended back into the brush. I saw two shows by one individual and another show by a presumed second individual in the next field over as I left. The peents started at 7:30 and the first dance at 7:45, still in decent light. I'll have to bring my camera next time - I think there was enough light to get a decent shot.
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