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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!