Good bird season
Winter’s first serious snowfall brought out the curmudgeon in me. I’ve been grumbling the past two days that this might be the beginning of a series of storms that will bring bird season to an end.
National Weather Service predicts warm and sunny days are coming next week to the North Country, which should melt the accumulation of snow and ice, but NWS has deceived and disappointed me before. I can tolerate the cold, but when the snow gets deep my bird season is over.
After this morning’s plodding walk around the farm with Sasha and Abbey, I holed up in my clubhouse to do some editing and rewriting on a soon-to-be published book while the French ladies slept on the couch. Looking at a few photos scattered across the tabletop I was cheered by the realization that, coming to an end or not, this has been a damned good bird season for the three of us, in company with the Over the Hill Gang.
Here are snapshots of a few of the best days. All credit to good dog work.
Okay, I’ll stop grumbling. It’s been a good bird season, and we may have opportunities to go afield a few more days before it’s over.
Hope your fall has been equally good and that your Christmas season is filled with happy and rewarding days.