Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Well, my colonoscopy is over, thank goodness. Aren't you impressed with how quiet I was about the 48-hour prep period? I figured you didn't need to hear about that. You're welcome.
Anyway, the coast is clear -- no polyps, nothing scary. Apparently the digestive issues that nearly sent me home early from Florida really were gastritis. I've finished my course of Nexium so hopefully it won't come back, but if it does, I can always buy more meds.
Just to show you that we do get actual birds at our peanut feeder (and not just mice), here's a photo taken a few days ago. The top bird is a blue tit -- we see lots and lots of those. The bottom bird was a mystery to me, but I looked it up and I believe it's a dunnock, which I don't remember ever seeing before.
Yesterday we had a whole group of long-tailed tits on our suet feeder. I also saw a juvenile goldfinch and several other more common birds. It seems like everything eats these suet balls -- squirrels, magpies, starlings. In fact there are three starlings on the feeder as I write.
(Top photo: A housefly on Totoro, in our garden. For some reason the flies like to hang out on his face.)