These little birds are migratory and spend their summers among the aspen and in swamp thickets all summer. 🍂 In the spring they have a spectacular display in which the males fly as high as they can and spiral on their plummet back to earth. Their wings create a unique whistling sound that can be heard most evenings in the countryside. 🍂 The end of their beak is flexible and allows them to plunge the long spear deep into the earth and pinch the worms below. 🍂 During migration, these little birds travel an average of 160 miles per night, traveling 900 miles total each spring and fall. 🍂 These little guys are endlessly fascinating. Their feather patterns allow them to seamlessly blend with the thick cover they reside in. A lesser known bird, I hope that my rendering of one can help promote interest in this Michigan upland bird.