One hundred birds
May 27, 2016
I never set out to do a "Big Day", but that's what my Birdathon turned into this year. It was a perfect storm of beautiful weather and peak migration See more
Fascination? Passion? Addiction? Obsession? Infatuation? Compulsion? Preoccupation? All of the above??? Yes! Most of these connotations absolutely work for me and my craze for birds. Because I'm me and you are you, I owe you many thanks... I thank you for being patient, kind, and somewhat interested when I talk about them. I thank you for looking at my many albums of avian pictures on Facebook (or at least pretending you did). I thank you for asking about my weekend, when you absolutely know what you are getting yourself into. I thank you for being understanding when I stop mid-conversation to observe what just flew past. I thank you for taking interest in my interest...or for feigning a margin of interest if that is the case. I thank you for coming to me with your questions; each one helps me learn. But most of all, I thank you for opening your wallets and supporting me in my VCE Birdathon each year. The folks at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies are still working tirelessly at the science that helps give us all an understanding of our natural world. They deserve my support again this year, and I hope I can count on you to send the message that their work is important. Thank you in advance!!!