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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Life bird today

The more lifers one gets, the harder it is to get more, since the number of species is finite. My sister-in-law, Dale Ohl, called me this morning from Marathon about a Red Phalarope there. I used to drop everything and run, but getting older, I had to think about it for all of 30 seconds. My husband didn't get a fresh salad for dinner, and the sheets I left in the dryer are a bit wrinkled, but I got the bird.

Dale Ohl, Heidi Trudell, and her husband, Matt York

As long as I was in Marathon, I dropped by Gage Gardens to look for butterflies and odonates. I saw quite a few of the latter, but haven't got many of them ID'd yet. I love Gage Gardens. It's a really special place.

Back in Alpine, I had to take a few pictures of the baby ducks. Because they're not babies anymore. They're more like teenagers, getting their adult plumage.

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