I walked for a bit over an hour. Nobody else was in the park. I saw a Lark Sparrow and a dozen other species. I did not get a good picture of the male Painted Bunting I saw on a fence. I get a good picture. I listened to the Linux Action News, a half-hour Linux podcast. I like this show its network's Ask Noah show better than the recently-ended Linux Action Show. I think that the reason comes to show length, A half-hour news podcast and an hour call-in show podcast are better for me than a two hour podcast.
I drove to Southlake Park in Farmersville. I saw ten species of bird, and got some good pictures. I liked the Lark Bunting pictures I saw. I did not see a Painted Bunting at that park, though I often do. I did see two Greater Roadrunners as I drove down Old Josephine Road near the park. The Greater Roadrunner was my 100th species seen in Collin County this year. Last year I only had 103 for the whole year. I look to be on pace for more species this year. I have not seen a few species I expect to see, such as:
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
We'll see how many I see.
I drove to the small town of Josephine, population around 1,300. Its city park was too small to justify stopping and bird-watching.
I noticed in my weblog entries in May of 2014 I made the following note:
"When I first began to ride, I noticed that my front metal wheel cover lightly grazed the front tire. A bolt which holds the wheel cover to the frame disappeared. I found a small but thick stick and used it as a makeshift bolt. This solved the problem".
That solution is still in place, just over three years later. Nothing beats a good stick.
I ate lunch at Dickey's BBQ in Wylie. It was quiet on Memorial Day Monday. I walked a bit after lunch on Rowlett Trail in Allen. I went home and took a long nap. I picked us up sandwiches at Whichwich. I listened to the Music Manumit podcast, which had a good interview with the Chicago ambient artist Cinchel.
Now we are watching Blue Bloods reruns on television after a restful Memorial Day. I walked a bit over seven miles today.
(cross-posted to DW because life is silly)