The 2nd book, I ordered through Amazon on Saturday just minutes after I left Phil's blog "Another Bird Blog". His personal review of the book so enticed me, I wanted it NOW...as in yesterday. The shipment will arrive this week, and I can hardly wait to delve through the pages in anxious anticipation. The book is of another favorite subject...birds and birdsong. But it's so much more according to Phil and other critiques...a cross country excursion of cycling, a father and son duo travel across the USA, listening for birds singing, recording their song. Also, promised in reviews, more of the country, the history, the landscape, and most of all, in some part, my home state of nearly 50 years, Colorado. I was listening online from one of the excerpted sounds the author shares throughout the book of a Lark Sparrow...in Sterling Colorado, several miles northeast of Denver, near the Nebraska border [Nebraska, being where I was born]. Reading more praise of this book, well......did I say I want it in my hot little hands? Listening to a Continent Sing A 5 star book, published in 2016.
A: Hailing taxis!
While out walking the salt flats Monday morning, I was nearly at the end of the 2 mile walk, just before hitting the gravel path to head to the two observation stations where the Spoonbills, egrets and cormorants were congregated...lo and behold, just as I was about to step off the boardwalk, I happened to notice some movement in the high prairie grasses [with the precipitation we've had lately the grass is nearly as high as I am tall]...I spied, moving rapidly toward me on the path I was about to take...a tawny colored creature, being a bit too stealthy for my well being. There are bobcats in the vicinity! I stopped 'dead in my tracks' and waited....thinking as I reached in my pocket, "My pocket knife I take along on my walks will NOT do me any good if attacking me was on its mind!" I froze....watching! As it came out of the tall grass, it was a coyote. "Ya, ya, Anni" I thought to myself, "It's more afraid of you than you are of it!" Uh-huh, right. But, it continued from the grass to the water's edge and crossed in front of me...occasionally watching ME. I took photos....
...once it got across the flats to the other side of the water [about 50 yards from me] did I exhale!! And I then turned around and left. Too close for comfort this time 'round!!
Extra, Extra....view the UFO
Or, what is it? I was taking a video of the lightening storm just outside my home early in the morning...when I came back into the house to view it, I saw this white object in the sky...dancing. Is it from another world? Can't be a helicopter, or a reconnaissance plane. Strange things are a'happenin' in Texas' sky!!!
Here's the link. Remember it's dark outside (around 4am)...so the video will be very dark also. I'd suggest you open it and then do a 'full screen' for better viewing.