Dec 13 – Drove David down to the truck yard, which is a little south of Grand Rapids.  He’s leaving for Denver.  As they pay a premium for driving on Christmas, he may not be back until a day or two after.

On my way home, I stopped to get a few groceries and while in the car after I noticed these house sparrows and how they’ve adapted to living in the parking lot.   These had evidently just bathed in a slushy puddle.  They perched on the hood of each car down the line, eating bugs from the windshield wipers.  I’m going to guess that pickings will be very slim soon and what they were getting were old bugs.  I thought it was rather clever of them.  I’ve seen birds doing similar things at truck stops – they love the grills of big trucks as they are veritable smorgasboards!