Sorry to 'out' you, but this was pretty funny!
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Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 2:55 PM
Subject: Bird count funny story
Hi Aunt Bonnie,
I thought you would get a kick out of this. About an hour or so ago, Marilyn calls me. She tells me there is a blue car just past her house sitting there. Two guys are sitting and at least one has binoculars looking at my house. I start to investigate and sure enough, there is a blue car. At this moment that I see them, they start to take off. I am telling Raymond about this at the same time. Car goes very slowly by the house. Raymond is in T-shirt and slippers and hits the deck. They obviously saw him because they then went into our driveway. Raymond is loudly speaking, "You have a problem?" I think they were a little taken back because then Raymond says, "My neighbor is calling me stating you have binoculars watching my house. This concerns me".
I guess there is a bird count today. They were watching our feeding station. I had to call Mom because the guy was very impressed on our feeding station. The driver's name was Larry Hough and works at UVM. He seemed very excited about the number of birds here. He missed the red-tailed hawk, four cardinals and the 10 morning doves that came just after he left.
All is funny. I am thinking mass murderer or the FBI is watching my house, and here it is a bird counter. Not so exciting perhaps, but I am okay with this. :)