Had a good time on the 4th of July. Marched with the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society’s Precision Spotting Scope Drill Team in the annual Mendocino 4th of July Parade. This was my first time marching. Had about 30 minutes of rehearsal before the parade started and we were good to go.
The above picture is the drill team waiting in line before the start of the parade. We performed several maneuvers that included the Royal Tern, the Elegant Tern, the Snowy Plover, the Dipper, the Heron Walk, and shouted out the call (hic three beers) of the Olive-side Flycatcher in front of the two bars on the parade route.
This picture is by Becky Bowen and it shows us in perfect formation while doing the Royal Tern. More pictures can be seen on the Mendocino Coast Audubon’s Facebook Page.
There are rumors that we will be marching in the Elk Parade coming up. I think the Rose Parade might be after that.
Another picture by Becky Bowen of your blogger.
In the evening my wife and I joined the other residents of the Wood’s Community (where I live) for our annual 4th of July Barbecue Dinner. Won a $50 dollar gift card for Rossi’s Hardware in the raffle. Had a great day. Hope all of you did too.