Now that it's overcast and damp I can catch up a bit. October 10th was a waiting-game day.... stand and wait and see who shows up. Good day. Male and female towee, sapsucker, finch, hermit thrush, pine warbler, thrasher and at Turtle Pond, the egret. The funniest incident was the grackle who showed up with a hunk of bread. Grackles know that if they soak food it softens the food. The bread got plunked into the water and the grackle stood on alert, watched right, left and above, lots of staring above for potential danger. That's when another grackle dashed in and stole the bread from underneath. Sneak thief.