Well, last week’s social activities did not go as fully as hoped. The magnolia warbler did not return; and the indigo bunting departed not to reappear until Father-in-Law telephoned to say that he was home safely. More positively, the pair of orioles are regular, nay frequent, visitors; and we have a pair of rose breasted grosbeaks in the neighbourhood; all of whom made themselves available during the F-in-L’s visit.
This lunchtime, a male scarlet tanager paid us a call. It seems that we are substandard hosts: our networking soirees just aren’t coming together.