Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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spotted sandpiper

The news tonight had video of an attack by teens and young adults upon a man on a DART train (i.e., the local commuter rail). The attack took place on late Sunday night. The perpetrators look young, and reportedly were high.  I felt the incident was unfortunate, and also that the DART Police need to make solving this crime a priority. The attackers are readily visible on the film, so it should be a solvable mystery.

I tried to go to Travis Farm Park at lunch, but it was being mowed.  After lunch, I walked near my office instead.  After work, I walked on the Chisholm Trail.  I saw my first Spotted Sandpiper of the year. Its non-breeding plumage features very little in the way of spots.
That brings my Collin County bird species count for 2017 up to 103. Facebook reminds me that a year ago I was in Yoho National Park in Canada. I saw a Spotted Sandpiper near Canmore a year and a day ago.

The temperature was not cool, but it was cloudier and cooler today than the prior heat. As I drove home, a bit of sprinkled rain fell--a rarity in early August.

I am still busy, but it is fun to be a bit busy.

breakfast: gorilla munch cereal and skim milk
lunch: grilled chicken, green beans and a roll
dinner: chicken and salad

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