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.
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