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This week I have been very busy running around doing errands and getting things ready for the trip to Texas.  Yet I still found time to get out and do a little back roads exploring.  I was keeping Friday afternoon open for that.  And I’m glad I did.  I found a field that contained 7 Northern Harriers and one Short-eared Owl.  There were also a couple of the Rough-legged Hawks near-by.  What a great way to spend a few hours.

Earlier in the day, I went to see my urologist.  Aren’t you glad I am telling you about that?  His report was good news.

While I was in London anyway, I thought I might as well go to Chapter’s and pick up a couple of books to take to Texas.  A guy needs a little reading material.  I purchased Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon.  This is supposed to be a masterpiece of travel writing.  He writes about the little, out-of-the-way places that don’t get much publicity.  The other book I bought is entitled The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet.by David Mitchell.  This story is set in Japan in the year 1799.  It sounded interesting and was recommended..

Today, Saturday, I participated in the London Christmas Bird Count.  Mike Nelson and I walked from one end of Komoka Provincial Park to the other and back again (different trail).  This park is criss-crossed with numerous trails.  The weather was damp and chilly.  Overcast.  But the frozen ground and lack of snow made trekking quite enjoyable.  However, there was a definite lack of birds.  Our “best” bird today was a Belted Kingfisher..  We found numerous Golden-crowned Kinglets, a couple of Bald Eagles, lots of chickadees, but just one sparrow (an American Tree Sparrow) and the regular expected birds.

Now I am tired.  Heading to bed shortly.  I NEED MY SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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