We got home a little later than usual yesterday and I got all excited because out on our lake was this beautiful duck that I had never seen before. I checked my book and it looked sort of like a Common Eider which would have been very unusual in this area. Well, I called my bird friend and she and her girlfriend, who are dedicated birdwatchers, beat it out to our house (quite a distance I might add). They got here pretty snappy too. Of course, while they were en route, I kept going through my bird book plus keeping an eye on the duck. I don't know what I thought I was going to do if the duck decided to fly off but I was sure I'd find a way to keep it in my lake!!! Anyway, the more I searched and read through my bird book the more I was convinced that the duck might be a Bufflehead . I was mortified!!! Indeed, that's exactly what it was. It was pretty but no Eider. My friends came all the way out here for a Common Eider, they'd seen plenty of Buffleheads. I felt just terrible. Oh well!! My bird friend advises me it was better than going a thousand miles and seeing nothing. Nevertheless, I’m not sure I’ll be calling her anytime soon though. I sort of feel like The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf.
All in all today was a fairly common day, no great surprises. It was 58 degrees on my way home from work but the sky looked really eery and the later in the evening it got the more menacing the sky became. The wind was blowing and just seemed to blow harder and harder each passing hour. It's not full-out raining yet but something is going to happen!! The weather station says rain and possible snow. Whatever happens, the sky is making a believer out of me!!
We had hamburgers and leftovers tonight. To be honest with you all - I don't think I'm going to do a thing the rest of the evening. I'm just going to curl up and spend a little downtime. See Ya.