Tuesday, 23 October 2012

That was Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving weekend!  Food, friends, family:  what it's all about, and we had all three.

Iain and his mom on the dock.
 It was particularly nice to have Kyle and Sheila up for the weekend.  Poor Kyle had to sleep in the old place, but a space heater kept his room cozily warm.

The leaves are really coming down, but it was still lovely.
We went for a few walks, and saw three cormorants that are (hopefully) just passing through on their migration route. 
Not a great pic, but you can see the long necks; I think most of the Loch Ness sightings are actually cormorants.
It was a bird count weekend, of course, so Dodie had us out looking, but we didn't see too many for her.  It was nice to see the heron, but I guess the bitterns have already left.  We took down our hummingbird feeders, too - they left a week before.
Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful - we loved having most of the family there, and would have liked to have more of them.  For fun, I made a timelapse video that you can see here.


Jenny Davidson said...

I love it when I occasionally see a cormorant as I run along the Hudson! Brent has had a little green heron (?) bemusedly wandering round his beach area in recent months - the little guy does not know how to get himself sorted out into a better location, he is disoriented, it is not a good place for him to feed!

Deb said...

Aw, the poor wee guy! He must be lonely for his mates. I wonder if there's a local birding club that would take him under their wing?