Tonight with a great sense of relief and satisfaction I drove into our driveway after 5500 miles and 14 states and 267 birds in 16 days. This morning in Indianapolis IN my sister Judy fixed us a great breakfast. She likes to cook just as our mom did. Last night for dinner it was an old family favorite, turkey tetrazinni, which we enjoyed. The hospitality was great, but at about 7am this morning we hit the road and after nine hours, I dropped John off in Staunton, VA. It took another three plus hours for me to reach Norfolk where Joyce was waiting with some homemade soup. Yumm.
The only new bird added to the list today was Common Raven, Calvin Brennan's email name, which we spotted soaring as we came through Green Sulfur Springs WV (web photo). It rained pretty much the whole way and the rain only stopped during the fog episodes. Yes, fog again.
It's good to be home, but I've got plenty to do. Our next major out-of-area trip is to Arizona. In the meantime I'll do some local birding in between the many local errands and appointments needed to get ready to go again.