How many people take vacation days just to hang out on their porch? Work in the garden? Not drive if at all possible?
Apparently, I do. I get a fair amount of travel in with my work, but not enough time to do stuff around the house.
So this week I'm off, and not doing a whole lot.
Before tackling the garden, while hanging out on the back porch, I got my 20 bird RDA in about 15 minutes. Best bird was a female American Kestrel, a new yard bird and 2008 BIGBY bird, sailing by in the brisk morning breeze.
The House Sparrows are really loving all the bare dirt in my dug-up yard, dust bathing and chasing each other around. The local Song Sparrow pops in now and again to check out the wreckage of all the weeds. And while I couldn't get a Turkey Vulture to save my life yesterday, this morning several were soaring around down by the playground, and a family of crows was chasing a Red-tailed Hawk about half a mile away over at Lene Lennape Park.
Neil Hayward Gunning for ABA Big Year Record
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