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.
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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:

Suko said...

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

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

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

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

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Molly said...

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?

Brian Joseph said...

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.

Suko said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Harvee said...

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!

Harvee said...

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!

Harvee said...

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

Harvee said...

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

Harvee said...

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.

Harvee said...

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!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

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!

Harvee said...

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

Serena said...

Pretty birdie!

The Reading Date said...

Beautiful warbler! Enjoy your new books :)

Elizabeth said...

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

Murder in Murray Hill looks good. LOVE the cover.

ENJOY!!

Have a great week.

Elizabeth
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Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

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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