A widespread seabird of tropical waters, the Brown Booby ranges as far north as the Gulf of California, and rarely to both coasts of the United States.
Spotted on Cobbetts Pond, Windham, news quickly spread to bird-lovers throughout the New England area. The pond has been overrun by journalists and photographers. Reports have been running in local media; click here, and for one with a video, here.)
Here's a video of a Brown Booby on Christmas Island (which is a territory of Australia):
The setting is nothing like Cobbetts Pond!
I didn't find a poem about the Brown Booby, but I did find this by James Tate:
The Blue Booby
The blue booby lives
on the bare rocks
and fears nothing.
It is a simple life:
they live on fish,
and there are few predators.
Also, the males do not
make fools of themselves
chasing after the young
they gather the blue
objects of the world
and construct from them
Read the rest and listen to an audio here.
Visit Carol's Corner for this week's Round-Up!
This should be a summer to remember here in Windham!