This one probably needs a wee bit of context. I mean, it’s not like red-winged black birds (RWBBs) are uncommon, right? You can find them near just about any marsh area, particularly if there are bullrushes. Or bowrushes, however you learned the word.
When I was growing up, we had a trailer out on Chemong Lake, 20 minutes north of Peterborough. Great location, good area, not too crowded, a great summer area. And each spring, usually on the 24th of May weekend when us kids were really young, my parents would “open up” the trailer for the year. Initially that was an A-frame camper trailer with a big porch on the front. Later we added a small trailer, and later still, we replaced everything with a long 40 foot construction trailer with living room area, kitchen and two bedrooms. Plus a big permanent porch on the front, oil stove, and winterized. » Read the rest