Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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things happen

This looks to be the Summer of construction and improvement. The elementary school down the street is fenced off as workers seem to be removing and replacing things. When I walked at Heritage Park in Sachse, a huge new school building is being put up next door. Fortunately, this did not deter the pair of park Loggerhead Shrikes, who enjoy the relative quiet of the park sufficiently to reside there. One of that pair made its less-than-melodic cry upon seeing me walk near--perhaps it had a nest in a tree.

Travis Farm Park, the little small-field park in Murphy, is no longer next door to an agricultural field. It now borders a new housing subdivision under construction. This disrupted the two Red-Tailed Hawks who were living there, catching rodents in the field.  There are other fields and parks nearby. But I was sorry to see this field go.

The news remains full of the unsettling and unacceptable story  of undocumented children being separated from their parents at the border.This misconduct of our immigration policy should stop now.

Monday night a shooting happened at 11 p.m. at the Kroger just up the road from my work. This is not an area where this happens often. I go to that little shopping center for lunch many days a week.  It sounds as if teens were shooting at each other.  I have not heard the full details. I went there yesterday--the pedestrian traffic  there had not reduced. I suppose more people than me feel the shooting was uncharacteristic.

Last night I took a walk in Glendover Park. A female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird foraged near a Juniper tree.





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