Monday, January 26, 2009

Latest Addition to the Backyard Bird List

Today, we discovered a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in our yard, which adds another species to our backyard bird list. Technically, it was in the trees along the side of the house, and not actually in the backyard. But, we count any bird within the perimeter of the house as "in" our backyard. Other than that, it's been a slow day. This evening, the weather deteriorated into freezing rain. By Wednesday morning, we are expected to have about 1 inch of ice on the ground. That translates into the possibility for significant power outages from falling trees and tree branches. Over the weekend, we got some extra food stuffs, picked up some additional firewood, and borrowed a generator from Christy's mom. Hopefully, it won't be as bad as expected. We'll know by tomorrow.

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