That picture is one of many I took at the Merritt Island Wildlife Reserve during a recent winter when boogoodles of migratory birds were passing through. It is amazing how many different kinds of birds you can spot on one short trip through the area. To me it is as much fun as going to the nearby space center. One year, back before I got old and forgetful, we identified over 100 different species on one trip -- eagles, hawks, ospreys, shore birds, ducks and waders, songbirds of all sorts, terns, spoonbills, woodpeckers, you name it... it was an unforgettable birdwatching day.
It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)