Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Been hiking...

BC just got back late Monday from a two-day, 21.7 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail in south-central Virginia, just north of Roanoke... Best bird was a Whip-Poor-Will serenading very close to our tent as dawn approached... Heard lots of birdies in the mid-summer woods, but only saw a few, including nice look at a male Scarlet Tanager who cooperatively flew in close.

Please check out Lisa's incredible post about her first AT hike after the "Wilson Incident." Wow, is W crazy for that lady!!

Back on the bird front, the Washington Post has a lovely, sad article about the heart-rending choices facing bird rescuers in the Gulf of Mexico. Wonderful pictures, too..

1 comment:

Larry said...

Wow-you've had a lot going on in your life.It sounds like you recovered well which is the most important thing-very scary I'm sure. My father is 80 and he bounced back from a stroke that happened a month ago. You can't even tell it happend to him. Hopefully it won't happen to you again.-Interesting reading-on how you put fear behind you and moved forward with life.