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You know what’s hard?  Birding when you’re 32 weeks pregnant.  Getting out of the car is the hardest part.  I’m close to buying a Prius and I’m trying to decide between the regular one and the V.  The regular one is quieter, but it’s so damn uncomfortable right now.  The V has a lot more room.  I don’t want to make a decision based on a temporary condition.  Does anyone have any experience with Priuses?  I was all set to get an Outback, but the technology is too shitty to pay that much money.  The Prius has better gas mileage and technology and is 6k cheaper.

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I went to Farmington Bay today and the birding was pretty bad.  I’m happy, though, because it makes me think I haven’t been missing great birding while I was studying.  I did see one Red-winged Blackbird and I heard one singing his spring mating song, so hopefully I’ll get in some good birding before the baby comes.

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This Canada Goose is so smart!  Nevermind sleeping in the water or the mud when you can curl up in some hay.

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This whole field was filled with gulls.  They were plowing the field so hopefully the gulls were just eating bugs and not sprouts.

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4 Responses to “March is Bad for Birding”

  1. Tiffany says:

    She is near to making the great escape :-)!

    Good luck with car buying! We have a Subaru Forester and yes the technology is weak, but that is part of the reason we like it so much lol. The larger Prius would be more similar in size to the Outback… plus you have will have a baby and don’t forget Teddy, the stroller, the diaper bag. And John.

    Especially love the cozy goose photo!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Yeah, I agree – it’s all the extra stuff that comes with babies that make me think I need the larger car. Plus, it’s getting tough to get out of my Nissan Altima. I’m looking forward to being able to get in and out of a car with ease.

  3. Tess says:

    I can’t comment about your actual question, but we had a subaru outback and it was awesome. I loved the hatchback, so much space. Ours was older, and it didn’t have enough space to rear face two carseats. The driver’s seat was way too crunched up. The newer ones are bigger. I can’t remember, but I think 4-6 inches more length to fit a seat. It had a lot more technology than our Pilot now, so I can’t comment on that aspect I guess!

    Perk of being pregnant in the winter, you are so hot from being pregnant that you feel you can wear sleeveless shirts. :)

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I drove an Outback yesterday and the GPS was much better it in. It’s helpful to keep test driving the Outback and the Prius to compare them. The Outback is so comfortable! But I think I’m still going with the Prius because of the better gas mileage. And it’s 5k cheaper.

    The warmth is nice. This is the first winter I haven’t been cold. :-)