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no electricity but we did have a visit from a bald eagle

2012-08-31 - 1:01 p.m.

We had a nice sunny morning. The ice is still holding out but after lunch I went out to get some gas and drive around to get a little charge on the phone and the computer. I've got around 20 minutes on the computer so I will have to make the most of it. Apparently, phone calls are not getting through, and folks are grumbling. If they are really wondering if I'm still alive, one wonders why they don't check my diary, which has only been running for over 9 years 9 months and 9 days but I guess that's giving folks too much credit. They could check my tweets but maybe they think I've Hootsuited the storm coverage? Sigh. People just don't think before they panic.

Anyhoo, still no power after 55 hours. I am going to put back the seed feeder today because the wind is pretty much gone. I guess I should have put it up last night. An adult Red-Headed Woodpecker came and looked into my window last night and let me know that he was very, very disappointed in how I let down the team by not having woodpecker food out during the storm.

Lots of Gnatcatchers yesterday but they seem to have departed. Today instead the Great-crested Flycatchers were flycatching the moths and skippers using the Japanese plum tree. Tons of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds using the yard, many of them checking the same stand of red salvia flowers. Do these flowers ever run out of nectar?

As I stepped out of the car this afternoon, I noticed an adult Bald Eagle. It seemed as if he noticed me, since he circled and then flew right over me, but I figure it was just coincidence. Heh. I don't look like a nice tasty Coot just yet.

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