Thursday, January 9, 2020

Back on Schedule

The past week has been a blur of activity in getting moved to the Dallas Retirement Village.  The movers were at our home in Salemtowne at 9:00 on Monday morning and by that evening we were dinning in the Lodge at the Timber Grill with a wonderful couple that asked us to join them. We got enough unpacked that afternoon and evening to be able to sleep comfortably for our first night in our unit.  Tuesday and Wednesday, and even this morning, began at 3:00 AM in the dark wee hours of the morning unpacking box after box. Plus I have been assembling a new desk for my new small den. (Old desk is for sale if anyone needs a huge corner oak desk) I should probably confess that for the third morning in a row I have indulged myself with reading the morning paper in the lobby of The Lodge sitting in front of the fireplace drinking coffee.  This may become a permanent habit. By 10:00 this morning I had my den squared away, Jeanette had gone to take care of details in Salem, and Buster was still sleeping-in. The sky was beginning to clear, so I got my gear together and went exploring for birds in the Dallas Retirement Village. This has been my dream, to be able to just walk out the door and go birding every morning. So, not having been able to take the time to go birding for the past week, I now feel I am back on schedule. Below are some photos I took this morning.

 California Scrub Jay

 Northern Flicker

 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet, just displaying some attitude.


  1. Looks like you have a good variety of birds, Jim. You two will enhance the lives of others in your Village by sharing your enthusiasm and knowledge. You'll probably have some converts to birding before long!

  2. Thangs John. We have already had a lady turn in 2 bird list, one of which contained Wild Turkey.

    1. That was me, Penny in Garden Home #15. I will try to keep up my listing as I see different birds. The LBB's are the hardest to identify.