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November 9th, 2015

white-throated

Early Sunday morning I drove to Brockdale Park. The Trinity Trail trailhead was closed, in light of recent rains. But the bare tree outside the trailhead featured a handsome Northern Flicker who faced the new morning. Then I drove to Bethany Lakes Park. I stopped by a small stand of short trees, where Yellow-Rumped Warblers, House Finches, a Downy Woodpecker, a Field Sparrow and House Sparrows.

I went to Weight Watchers, where it transpired I had lost a pound. I went to Living Life Church,where we sang a new arrangement of an old gospel song. The preacher graciously offered me the day use of his lake home for birding. We resolved to get together for lunch sometime, though we never seem to manage to do so.

After a lunch of BBQ chicken breast and green beans at Dickey's BBQ, I headed to Limestone Quarry Park. I put my phone on a podcast about linux gaming, and began to walk.I saw a Chipping Sparrow, Blue Jays, a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, a Downy Woodpecker, Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, and a Turkey Vulture.

As I walked, I found a cell phone lying on the sidewalk. I turned it on to see it was an A, T & T phone. I placed it in my pocket, figuring I would have to go to an A, T & T store to see if the kind folks there could find its owner. After a few moments, it rang, with the caller being 'Home'. I answered the phone, and found it was indeed the owner. After a few moments, he arrived at the trail and reclaimed his phone. It turned out he was a birder, too. I had met him before on the trail, we both remembered. It was easier to deliver his phone to him than to a store. Apparently, it fell out while he was rolling his son in a baby carriage.

In the late afternoon, I had a call with someone about a hobby project. In the evening, I watched a sports contest on television.

Monday morning I got to work on time, after having slept too long to give Beatrice her morning walk. At lunch, I walked in Salmon Park, where I saw a lovely White-Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrows, Eastern Bluebirds and three strutting American Crows.

I came home at the end of the day. I took Beatrice for a walk in the dark,whch she very much enjoyed. I watched Supergirl on television. Then my wife arrived home from work. We dined on roast beef hoagie sandwiches.