April 26, 2020

Week 6 in Quarantine

Week 6 in Quarantine
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for April 26, 2020

This week we continued to find new ways to keep ourselves entertained without hanging out with other humans.  We pretended like we all can play basketball.

We had some extremely competitive Cornhole matches.  I love the name Cornhole.  I have no idea what it means, but it sure sounds kind of naughty.

We also reminded ourselves how out of shape we are when we took our first bike rides of the season.  But hey, you gotta start somewhere!

On Saturday, the temperatures climbed into the sixties so we figured it would be a good time to get out the boat.

Since the water is too cold to go swimming yet, we did our second favorite thing which is ride around and look for critters.

Mud Bay has a little island which is the nesting site for dozens of great egrets.

It's spring so the birds are all getting frisky and building nests so they can get busy and start laying some eggs.  They're pretty talented at constructing each of their nests amongst their neighbors.  Although, they were definitely closer than 6 feet from one another so I'm hoping they don't get in trouble with the government.

We didn't see any babies yet, but there were tons of egrets flying in and out of the trees.  I'm sure there's gonna be some pretty hot action on this island in the next couple of weeks.  If the nest is a rockin' don't come a knockin'!

We spent a couple of hours exploring the lake and even though we couldn't share our time with anyone else, we still had a lot of fun.

We saw our first goldfinch this week on our feeder.  It's probably not that big of a deal, but it doesn't take much to get us excited any more.

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