1. Am Bittern "pumping" Friday at Bristol Pond.
2. I had been having trouble with a song sparrow fighting his
reflection in my kitchen window. He was doing this from about a foot
away, so it didn't seem to hurt him, but I was concerned about the
energy he was using tilting at a windmill, so to speak. And he was
annoying me. My chasing him off didn't work and there is no way I can
get a screen up outside. I didn't think pulling the shade inside would
make any difference, but it did. Checking it out with my own
reflection, I saw that a reflection is much less clear with a shade
down. Enough so that it doesn't set off that hard-wired behavior.
Just in case others find themselves dealing with a similar problem.