Birding and Breakfast at Broadmoor!
I hope that every mother had a Happy Mother’s Day, and I hope that every child enjoyed celebrating Mother’s day! I had a picture-perfect Mother’s day celebration myself, and even got pictures of brand new baby ducklings with their mother. My family took me to “Birding and Breakfast” at Broadmoor again, and this year was even better than before!
Seeing baby ducklings was a plus, but it was hardly the only highlight of the day. We saw Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, Robins building a nest, Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Towhees, a Blue- winged Warbler, a mockingbird, a glorious Red-breasted Grosbeak in full song, a dozen red-winged blackbirds, a brown headed cowbird, a Flicker in the treetops, a Great-crested Flycatcher, and an Eastern Phoebe. All that in addition to the big flock of ring-billed gulls (a rarity at that site), the nesting Canada Geese, and the most beautiful assortment of Painted turtles you’ll ever see.
After birding was breakfast of homemade pancakes and homemade syrup. Yum. Then I guilted my husband into buying me a Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas for a Mother’s day gift. And when we arrived at home I received yet another mother’s day gift! My lovely daughter had three gorgeous summer tops all wrapped in pretty paper and ribbons waiting for me!
I had a perfect day, despite the trauma and anxiety of the past two weeks. A big thank you to my husband and kids, and a sincere wish that everyone else ended the day feeling wonderful, too.