Escapism is a great word. I think it's why some of us go birding.
Of course, I know nothing of that.
Saw two Peregrine Falcons in Hinesburg today, all without causing an
accident on 116. I had to turn around several times in thick morning
traffic to finally find a spot and pull off for a better look through
bins, all while praying "don't be gone don't be gone". Success!
Perched on the tippy top of a dead tree, he gave a good look right in
my eye, stretched his wings and flew over me heading due east. Then,
after beginning my way to work again, another Peregrine was chasing a
savvy pigeon that dove smack into a brushy tree canopy, elluding
capture. My first Peregrines of the year: an exciting start to the day!
On Jan 9, 2013, at 5:02 PM, Thomas Berriman wrote:
> Two different NEK Audubon members at different locations in the
> Kingdom reported today:
> 1 European Goldfinch (Lyndonville coming to a feeder)
> 3 Ring-necked Pheasants ( Newport back yard)
> Both observers took pictures
> Lot of escapism going on (there's a new word for you) I guess at
> some point these species will start breeding in the wilds of Vermont.
> At home 42 Mourning Doves and 26 Evening Grosbeaks are visiting daily.
> Tom Berriman