Tuesday, January 7, 2020—Birds and “Nine and Dine”

Enough energy was summoned this morning to haul the camera and monopod out among the palm, olive, and other berry trees in an attempt to capture a few bird photos. The birds cooperated with at least 4 “new to me, aka lifers” species were photographed. (I have developed a slight tremor in my hands, and though the monopod helps, it is still no replacement for a tripod; thus, the number of quality photos is far less than desired.) 

This afternoon, Kay and I participated in the resort’s first “Nine and Dine” golf tournament, a “Lone Ranger” game where three scores out of the foursome are recorded for each hole; one must be the player using the Lone Ranger ball for the entire hole. Kay and I and our partners, Jean and Dennis from Washington, squeaked out second place, winning a free 9-hole round of golf and prize money. I shot a 32 on the difficult par 27 back nine. Are we living the good life or what! Dinner was fish and chips, with iced brownies. Of course, Arnold Palmer was the drink of choice (50/50 mix of iced tea and lemonade).

Anna’s Hummingbird
Verdin
Acorn Woodpecker
Softball is huge at Palm Creek

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