A rainy afternoon has given me the leisure to sit at my desk in the den and contemplate this past week of birding, which finished off our second month here at Dallas Retirement Village. It has been a successful week, and for that matter two months. Almost daily in talking with other residents, they tell me there aren't very many birds here. At first I refused to be discouraged, and now I am continually puzzled. I don't claim to have extraordany bird finding skills, certainly don't have the best eyesight, and a good memory is a thing of the past. But I do get out everyday and look for birds, and that consitent effort, my friends, is what I believe breeds success. The following are high-lights from this past week.