12:02p.m. - Check phone for any rare bird updates.
12:05p.m. - Bite into peanut butter and banana sandwich.
12:16p.m. - Text message received from Josh Vandermeulen
Painted bunting reported at Pelee wings feeders 5 mins ago
12:16p.m. - In Marianne's car driving toward Pelee Wings Nature Store.
12:18p.m. - Construction. A detour sign sends us down a street w/ No Exit.
12:21p.m. - Ontbirds email received.
> From: pwn...@peleewings.ca > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:21:34 -0400 > Subject: [Ontbirds] Painted Bunting, female, currently at at Pelee Wings > > Birders - > > For those coming out of Point Pelee National Park for lunch you > may want to check out the female Painted Bunting discovered by > Maris Apse at the feeders directly across the street from > Pelee Wings Nature Store, 636 Point Pelee drive, Leamington, > 2 km north of the Park, there at 12:05pm, now. > > Regards from Point Pelee - > > Michael Malone12:22p.m. - A red light.
12:24p.m. - Another red light.
12:28p.m. - Green!
12:32p.m. - Arrive at Pelee Wings Nature Store. PAINTED BUNTING!!!!!
12:35p.m. - Leave Pelee Wings Nature Store.
12:45p.m. - Post to Facebook:
Just got a female Painted Bunting on my lunch hour at Pelee Wings Natureoptics Paddlesports!! I'm shaking I'm so excited. And back in time to punch in.
12:50p.m. - Beep. Punched back in.
12:55p.m. - Marianne looks at me. Asks, "What just happened?"