Tom Luscombe State Farm July2017

  Mergansers make for quite a sight at the lakeshore ―  if you can see. (Tom Houlihan/H-F Chronicle) 
The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

And, on the seventh day after eye surgery, I saw a junco on the back patio.

  Tom Houlihan

This probably doesn’t sound like a very big deal. Juncos are small ― about 6 inches long ― but not tiny. They are slate-colored on top with a white breast underneath. According to my bird book, they are . . .

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