"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday Stroll: Birdwatching

This is the weekend of the NH Audubon Society's Annual Backyard Winter Bird Survey. We participate every year.

Some members of our household are dedicated bird watchers.

Others, not so much.

Here's our count for the full weekend, as of this a.m.:

Mourning dove 1
Downy Woodpecker 1 (f)
Blue Jay 12
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted nuthatch 2
White-breasted nuthatch 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern cardinal 2 (m, f)
Pine siskin 2
American Goldfinch 4

red-breasted nuthatch


white-breasted nuthatch


pine siskins

chickadee, red- and white-breasted nuthatches

For other Sunday strolls, you can go over here.

Backtracking to yesterday, here's some of my Valentine's Day loot--note the NH theme.

Fish & Game hand towel

Portable coffee cup featuring White Mountain tourists circa 1875

On our way home from a delightful shopping and dining trip to Manchester, we encountered local traffic.

We enjoyed a favourite beverage.

We watched a movie.

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