Don Torino's latest column for Meadowblog is how great it is to bird in the Meadowlands, regardless of the weather. (I agree.)
Here's a sample:
"I just know that somewhere in the Meadowlands there is a bird just waiting for me to see, maybe it’s a rare life bird or maybe one I have seen a thousand times before, it really does not matter.
"Every day in nature is new; there are no two days the same, no experience like the other, constantly something new to learn and take in.
"The only sure thing is that you can’t experience it sitting on your couch or in front of your computer."
The link is here.
I also enjoyed the photos that accompanied the column -- I took the one of the three birders on a Christmas bird count several years ago and the other one a little earlier. I was working for the Meadowlands Commission at the time so did not put my name on the credit line? Can you I.D. the three birders, and where they are?
Who is the guy with the spotting scope in the second photo, and where is he?
Some nice memories.