I spent too much time digging out information from the past needed for pension submissions, medicare and social security, such as birth certificate, dates and documentation of a divorce decree. I also needed copies so getting those requires time. I had to document that I am not now married and have no dependents. This is not fun!
On Sunday, the 13th, I needed to get outside and goo birding. A Common Redpoll was reported near East Fork State Park. It is quite uncommon to have Redpolls this far south in Ohio. I went to Ginny and Rob's private feeder where I added Common Redpoll, Purple Finch (not always easy to find), as well as Red-headed Woodpecker (RHWO) and Eastern Bluebird. This location is usually the best place to find RHWO in the Cincinnati area. On the way to this feeder location, I stopped in Batavia and found Black Vulture and Turkey Vulture in the large vulture roost. It also helped that it was a cloudy dreary day and everyone was home at the winter roost.
I continued to South Beach at East Fork State Park, where I added Bonaparte's Gull and a Bald Eagle (immature). I stopped by the prairie area to look for sparrows and found Swamp Sparrow, Field Sparrow and Red-shouldered Hawk.
At the end of the day the species list is 75. Not bad considering only at most 3 days of birding.