May 9, 2015

Sunday Salon: Birding and Books

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We were lucky to go bird watching at Magee Marsh along Lake Erie this morning before the storms came late afternoon. Walking on the boardwalk along the marsh thick with bushes and trees, we saw migratory birds, but unfortunately, not as many as we did last year in May. We were lucky to see a few of these American Redstart warblers flitting around.
allaboutbirds.com

We also took a guided motor tour through the preserve and saw water fowl as well as more migratory warblers. Then a walk along the lake brought us to a few more birds resting in the trees before their long flight north across the lake. 

Fresh air and exercise! 

I am now reading a cozy set in early New York: 

Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson is the 16th Gaslight Mystery, and it is a stand-alone mystery novel. When facing injustice, the residents of nineteenth-century New York City’s tenements turn to midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect their rights. Now, as the Edgar and Agatha Award–nominated series continues, the two must track down a cruel criminal preying on the hopes and dreams of innocent women…(publisher)

I finished an ARC of When the Moon Is Low by Nadia Hashimi and will post a review later. 

New review books include
An ARC of The Breaking Point by Jefferson Bass, thanks to William Morrow. Past, present, and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton’s successful, secure life into devastating turmoil in this poignant novel in the bestselling Body Farm mystery series
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry; thanks to Ecco. Set in vibrant, tumultuous turn-of-the-century New York City, where the lives of four outsiders become entwined, bringing irrevocable change to them all

19 comments:

  1. The cozy sounds scary! Have a lovely weekend, Harvee.

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    1. (P.S. The bird picture is wonderful.)

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    2. Suko, the picture isn't mine but I do love how the birds shows off its feathers. We saw a few of them this weekend. Bet you have equally gorgeous birds on the west coast!

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  2. I've always wanted to go birding! It looks like you had a nice time.

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    1. I bet you have lots of birds in your area, Deb Nance. It's a fun hobby, and I attract local birds with bird feeders in front of the window and in the backyard.

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  3. The bird is gorgeous! And that cozy really captures my interest, too. Enjoy!

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    1. Isn't the redstart pretty, though? My favorite was the Yellow Warbler, with its almost all yellow feathers and its pretty song!

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  4. I have several of the Gaslight mysteries sitting on my bookshelf... just waiting for me to read. Have you read any of the other books in the series?

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    1. I have a few of her books on my TBR list, Molly, for summer!

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  5. I walk a lot in local parks and preserves. I love to observe and photograph birds and try to identify them. It is such an enjoyable pastime.

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    1. We went birding Sat. and Sunday, Brian, around the swamps of Lake Erie. It was wonderful sharing sightings with other birders and getting that fresh air!

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  6. It sounds like you had a wonderful outing. Your photo is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it. Enjoy your new book.

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    1. Unfortunately, Pat, I didn't get any photos as I didn't take my camera. That photo is from allaboutbirds.com, but we did see several of these birds!

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  7. Sounds like you had a lovely outing. I've had a few orioles visiting in addition to the usuals (cardinals, robins, finches, etc). Have a great week!

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    1. I will put out some oranges later, Mary. I hear orioles love them.

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  8. Beautiful warbler! Enjoy your new books :)

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  9. Sounds fun....I like watching birds. Very interesting.

    Murder in Murray Hill looks good. LOVE the cover.

    ENJOY!!

    Have a great week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  10. Lucky you - I hear Magee Marsh is a wonderful place to go birding. We counted 80 species while out on the spring bird count Saturday... and that was on a golf course. The lakefront was probably even better.

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