Yesterday was the Annual Adams Family Road Race in Connecticut. Every year my family gets together as sort of a family reunion and runs our old cross country course from when we were all in high school. then we eat and celebrate my mother’s birthday. We are all happy to still have her here to celebrate with since it has been two years of her surviving breast cancer. You can find the results from this year’s race here.
Gramma and her great grandson.
Tony (This one’s for you, Betty!)
I didn’t take many photos of the road race since I didn’t run but was instead the person who kept track of all the times. My friend, Chris Rohrer took some more photos for us but I still need to download them.
Chris and Micheal are here visiting and we have been straight out birding! Here they are at Plum Island, looking for birds. We are off to the White Mountains of New Hampshire tomorrow to look for the elusive Bicknel’s Thrush, among other birds. Since his arrival Chris has seen over 90 species in Maine, 49 species in Massachusetts, and 49 species in Connecticut. He has seen over 101 species over all and he has added 23 species to his Life List while I have added three species to my Life List, bringing my total to 473 species! We are all hoping for more! Below is a peek at just a couple of the birds we saw on Plum Island in Massachusetts on June 26th.
Piping Plover Chick seen at Sandy Point, on Plum Island 6-26-14
Ah, yes, Tony's look of purest innocence—perfected over the years. :DReplyDelete
Y'all must have a great time at the Road Race. It looks like a blast!
Birdie, it was a blast and how we would have loved to have you there!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a nice tradition Kathie.Your buddy Chris doesn't mess around when it comes to birds!ReplyDelete
Larry, no he doesn't!Delete
Kathie, happy birthday to your Mom. The family re-union sounds like fun.. Congrats to you and Chris on your lifers, what a great time birding with your buddy again..ReplyDelete
Eileen, thank you so much! I will tell her you said that!Delete
What a great way to celebrate a birthday and get the family together. I saw Plover chicks for the first time a couple weeks ago while a Cabinet Gorge. We veered away as soon as we saw them as the parents were not happy.ReplyDelete
Quiet Path, aren't they the cutest! Chris and I kept our distance but there were others on the beach as well. No one seemed to bother them, though and they were more upset by gulls flying over than us I think.Delete