I was in a terrible mood this afternoon, after driving all the way to Fernhill Wetlands only to find out that as of two weeks ago, dogs are no longer welcome. I drove back to Portland and figured I needed a good walk in the trees and where better to do that than an arboretum?
Most of the walk was peaceful and beautiful and totally put me in better spirits... We crossed from the Wildwood Trail to the Hemlock Trail to the Creek Trail and on and on, pausing in a small field. I noticed some movement nearby and discovered a handful of thrushes!
There were two Varied Thrushes and one Hermit Thrush. They permitted me to take a bunch of photos until some screaming children ran by (this is no exaggeration- they were obviously hopped up on chocolate santas and gingerbread men).
Now it's time for some Ebenezer Ale and some packing for Boston! Happy holidays!