This afternoon while my wife went to "Benjamin Button", I took my binoculars and went to nearby Erwin Park, in McKinney. This park's raison d'etre is mountain biking, but I like to go to the less traveled areas of the park to get away from it all. Although there were more bikers in the "back section" of the woods than usual, I was able to do a lot of birding. I saw lots of meadowlarks and lots of robins in the 60 degree weather.
I stopped in various stores on the way home, but bought only five dollars worth of merchandise. I was tempted to buy the eee netbook at Best Buy for only 199 dollars, as it might be good to have one to travel with rather than my somewhat bulky laptop. I decided to hold off. My search for the perfect discounted ultra-zoom camera continues. I believe that eventually I will find one on sale, and thus far I have been patient in seeking one.
I took our dogs for a walk around Glendover Pond. The same domestic goose continues to lead a gaggle of tame ducks and wild ducks in a multi-cultural communion of fowl. I had figured when the Fall began that the frequent mallard and wood duck visitors would ignore this rather uppity goose, but in fact they join his flock for a day or two, and then fly on. Bea and Ted enjoyed being petted by teens, who pronounced them cute.
Bea looked for bunnies and I looked at mockingbirds as we walked the very short way home.