Banding Birds

It has been four years since I started watching the Cal Campanile Falcons each spring. Prior to that, I didn’t know that they existed – although Annie & Grinnell had been making the tower their home for at least a couple of years.  Getting stuck in the house, pandemic and panic in full bloom lead to some discoveries of things local to me – via YouTube.

This year there are four chicks and today was banding day.

The actually banding took about 30 minutes, but a recording was made and replayed as a background to a “live” question & answer session. It was fun and interesting to watch as well as educational. The polls are also open now for name suggestions (social media with the caveat that the names have to have a theme or common relation to each other.)

There is a video of the whole thing on YouTube for anyone who is interested.

Meanwhile, there were a few errands and some stitching – with making some significant progress on Hobbit House. My 1500 stitches today put me at 46%. But still with about 4700 stitches to go, this isn’t really a “small project.”

My challenge tomorrow is going to be finding something that is portable while potentially running errands. 18 ct isn’t portable nor are my projects on scroll rods…I may have to dig out one of the yet to be worked on 2020 WIPs as I am remembering one as on 14 ct..

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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