The rain came on Friday. It poured pretty much the whole day. However, Saturday was pretty nice. Good day for a drive. I drove some back-roads up towards Sol de Rey, an inland salt-water lake. It was a pretty neat drive. With the rain from the previous day, there were newly formed “lakes” in many places. Saw a number of neat things. Mottled Ducks here and there. A flock of approximately 100 Long-billed Dowitchers. A gathering of vultures, both Turkey and Black. Crested Caracaras with the vultures and in several other areas. A few Least Grebes.
I watched a couple of college football games in the afternoon. Michigan vs Penn State (Michigan won) and Michigan State vs. Ohio State (Michigan State won). Nice. In the evening, we went to a theme dance here in the park. The theme was “Deer Camp”. Everyone going to the dance was encouraged to wear “Camouflage” clothing. It was a blast. There was a live band that played very danceable music mostly from the 60’s and 70’s.
The cold front moved in during the evening and this morning, I woke up to bright blue skies with temps on the chilly side. 8 C (46 F). It is only supposed to get up to about 60 F today. When I took Abby to the dog park this morning, I was interesting to see a number of people out for their mornings walks all bundled up in winter coats.
In addition to the usual suspects at my feeders (Curve-billed Thrashers, Northern Mockingbirds and Orange-crowned Warblers), I now have Eurasion Collared-Doves and Inca Doves feeding regularly. Life is good.