Saturday, December 30, 2006


...we did a Christmas Bird/Mammal Count, an all day event. The deep snow made it challenging, but at -8 C it was a pleasure to be out there. All day the wind knocked trees into each other, banging mounds of snow off the spruce and breaking icicles off the crowns. What a fantastic racket! If woodpeckers were pecking, we sure couldn't hear them. But I could hear myself think. Ideas came. Lots of them. They were banging around in my head. They're still banging.

Anyhow, our biggest challenge of the day was tracking down the ptarmigan. There were tracks everywhere, but we didn't spot any birds until they began to feed after 3 pm.

I think this one got the wrong end of the stick.


Tracy Hamon said...

"A bird in the hand in worth two in the bush."

Anita Daher said...


Ariel Gordon said...

Did you count yerselves?

Brenda Schmidt said...

Tracy, that saying has always puzzled me. In my way of thinking, a bird in the hand means bad day for the bird and two in the bush means there must be more. :)

Thanks Anita!

Har har, Ariel.

Happy New Year to you all!

Tracy Hamon said...

Interesting interpretation B. It's interesting to see how language changes just through these sayings.

Happy New Year!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ya, it's fun to play with sayings. Of course my interpretation comes with a giggle.