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January 25th, 2018

Kingfisher Arrival

Wednesday the weather turned balmy, with very little wind. I walked at lunch in Timbers Nature Preserve in the small town of Murphy, a ten-minute drive from my office. The preserve is an open field, a little pond, and a nice stand of trees, all encircled by sidewalks.  It's the kind of small city park that is not huge but is done correctly for maximum nature experience. 

As I walked, I heard a metallic rattling. I went back to the little pond to look for its source. Sure enough, there was a male Belted Kingfisher flitting among the trees around the pond. I snapped his picture several times. Later, I saw a Red-Tailed Hawk flying overhead.

Last night we watched the DVD of the movie "Arrival".  We really enjoyed this film--Amy Adams' performance was nuanced and effective.

Thursday morning I read about parks and trails in North Dakota, Iowa and Missouri.

Breakfast Wednesday: puffed kamut and skim milk
Lunch Wednesday: 2 slices pepperoni buffet pizza, pickles and carrots
Dinner Wednesday: 2 Reuben sandwiches




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