Reluctantly, birding had to take a back seat to yardwork and other responsibilities. Yes, even birders sometimes have to trim hedges,weed gardens, have the car serviced etc..
Of course, I had every intention to sneak a little birding in after I was done but quickly realized it was time to shut the birding down and get the work done. That way I could get back on the birding trail next weekend with a clear conscience.When the work was done and the sun was sinking low a redstart was perched quietly in a tree. I guess a birder never really stops birding completely.