6:00 AM: Coyotes howling at the near full moon.
7:15 AM: Starflower notes a blue jay at the feeder.
7:43 AM: White tailed deer crossing the road.
7:48 AM: A BOBCAT...Yes, a real live bobcat, crossing the road. Woo-hoo!
7:53 AM: More deer. Damn road goats.
4:50 PM: A flock of crows above Sand Creek catches my attention with their carefree flying acrobatics.
6:00 or so: Calvin and I were out looking at the rabbits, when I noticed some movement in the gray dogwoods next to the shower. I went to the house to get the binoculars. I came back, and he told me there was a ruffed grouse next to the shower. I could not see it for the longest time, but then...there it was! How could I miss a bird the size of a young chicken? But there it was, eating gray dogwood berries like they were the nectar of the gods. Amazingly camouflaged, this bird was. And it didn't seem to mind our presence a mere 25 feet away.
I don't think I could have asked for a better ordinary day.