Rosemary from A Catholic Mother's Thoughts tagged me, so here are my responses.
Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
The closest book: Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Birds
Page 123 is all bird illustrations, so I'll do page 122. Fifth sentence (and the next three):
Note: A musical whistle; pee-wee-ah or o-we-ah.
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus pp. 120 121
Mud brown; dark tail with white borders.
Note: A plantive upward-slurred chi-we or too-li.
Not particularly exciting to most people, but I have my Peterson's handy for watching the myriad birds at our feeders. This time of year we have the following: tufted titmice, cardinals, blue jays, Carolina chickadees, slate-colored juncos, cedar waxwings, hairy woodpeckers, mourning doves, European starlings, and a lot of sparrows. A red-tailed hawk has a nest nearby because we see it hunting in the meadow next to our house.
As far as passing this meme along, I don't have any faithful readers, so I tag anyone who happens here by accident!