…made for a whole good day.
It was Thursday, matinee day. Before I left the house to catch the 11:30 boat, I packed as much as I could into the morning. I made a double batch of almond macaroons and a batch of chocolate sorbet to cool in the fridge (so I could put it in the ice cream freezer after I returned home on the 5 p.m. boat). I mixed up dough for 2 loaves of sourdough bread, ran and emptied the dishwasher and emptied the compost bucket. I might have done more but for the fact that there was a lot of activity at the bird feeder. I kept stopping to grab my binoculars. Chickadees and nuthatches were there as the usual loyal suspects, but they had friends; winter visitors who don’t show up every year. Redpolls!
There seemed to be a few hoary redpolls mixed in, (though they were pretty well behaved.)
On the ground, there was also a female white-winged crossbill. A bird with a serious overbite. It was a good morning for birdwatching from the kitchen sink.
And then off I went to see “The King’s Speech” with my Mom, who loved it as much as I did, which made for a perfect afternoon.