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It was sunny this morning. Chilly, but sunny. We got an early start because I had to be at the library early in order to work the monthly book sale. I love monthly book sale day. I love talking to other book lovers and I enjoy stretching my organizational skills outside of the home, not to mention I love to shop. But while I was looking for a good copy of the Parlement of Foules, the boys were off looking for other kinds of fowl with our county parks and recreation nature guide. Rain boots, borrowed binoculars, and some winter gear was all they needed. The program was about waterfowl, and they found swans, several varieties of ducks, and even sandhill cranes. I'm feeling jealous. We hear the sandhills in our neighborhood all the time, but have only caught glimpses of them overhead, so this was a treat. I gather that they had a wonderful time, and Calvin keeps telling me that the "red head" duck was his favorite. Jon was most blown away by the powerful and expensive scopes some of the participants brought, and were willing to share with our interested son. And as the program came to a close our wonderful nature guide asked the participants if anyone would like to follow her over to a pond in Ann Arbor for more viewing, an offer which Jon and Calvin readily took her up on. I know Calvin had a great time, and I know he was greatly interested in the birds at the lake, but I understand he may have been a little side tracked by getting to walk over the railroad tracks to get to the second location. It's hard to tell.

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Reader Comments (3)

Bird watching is so wonderful! It has peaked our interest in the last year or so when so many different kinds began to occupy a lake nearby. Sandhill cranes are gorgeous aren't they? And I love that they are usually in pairs. We have a two that are always together, like an old married couple. How wondeful you finally got to see them!
May 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMJ
You all had a great time! Birdwatching is great fun, especially when there are some birds about to spot. We once went birdwatching to a local reserve and hardly saw any birds on that occasion, except for a couple of geese sauntering around a farmer's field nearby! Those cranes are so beautiful!
May 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
I just love seeing little boys with binoculars. :)
May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

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