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Monday, February 22, 2016

What's Hatching?

 
Not eggs, in February. (Although the great blue herons should be starting their nest repairs really soon).

empty nest

Not springtime just yet, either. No, I don't think those dead leaves are going to hatch.

However, I devoted my walk time to hatching the rest of the plot for Dead Mule Swamp Druggist. Actually, I only needed the middle. I know how the book is going to turn out--whodunnit. I just needed to connect the dots for how Anastasia Raven is going to figure it out.

Walking is my cure for everything, and it did not disappoint. I came home with this picture and the intermediate plot pieces, and have a rough outline of all the rest of the chapters in the book.

What kind of a nest is it? Don't really know. Probably some kind of sparrow. It's in a horrid autumn olive tree. I keep putting off getting the field guide to nests. So, I fixed that after I got home. It should be here in just a few days.

For sure it's not the eagle nest. One of the eagles was flying over just as I returned home and I caught it in the lens this time.

eagle


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4 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

Isn't a walk wonderful for helping you think things out!

Ratty said...

I didn't know there was a field guide for nests. Maybe it's this lack of knowledge why I've not had good luck with field guides. Nice shot of the eagle. I think I've only ever seen one up close myself.

Secondary Roads said...

I woke this morning to the raucous sound of sand-hill cranes. Isn't this very early for their return?

Sharkbytes said...

Stew- it always works for me

Ratty- I'll try to let you know if it's any good

Chuck- not sure... I recall seeing their tracks in snow a lot of years

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