I thought you could teach an old dog new tricks and get me to write a blog. I guess the key is to get the old dog to keep doing the trick, time-after-time, day-in-and-day-out, and all those axioms. I do enjoy writing it and sharing my explorations. So I really must promise to make a better effort.
I have some travel on the books with our Block Island Weekend earlier in the month, and other great adventures coming up with a tour to Churchill to view Polar Bears, a winter expedition to Arkansas to view thousands of geese, ducks, Red-tailed Hawks, and who knows...maybe a meeting with the bird of lore, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and in March a return to Cuba to participate in a migratory bird survey. So I have lots to write about. No excuses.
Block Island was a stupendous weekend with the largest group of trip participants we have had in recent years. Everyone was so interesting, interested, and kind, making in a pleasure to share this peaceful island with them. The songbirds were prolific and the Peregrine Falcon show was the best I have ever seen in my 20 years of travel to the island.