For anyone who plans to attend the Primary Feathers bird walk with Bill Weld in Randolph tomorrow AM (Sunday 7/21), I wanted to share the following scouting report.
1. NOTE THAT THE LOCATION IS IN RANDOLPH, NH. This is a note for anyone who is planning to attend but has not RSVP'd and gotten the latest. Full details here: https://primaryfeathers.org/bill-weld-july-21/
1. If you're considering wearing shorts due to the warm weather, you'll be pleased to know that the trails are very well maintained. I didn't encounter any vegetation higher than ankle height. You would still want to take the usual precautions of applying bug repellent and checking yourself for ticks. I wore full length zip-off pants and was still comfortable.
1. The trail at the community forest is easy to moderate. Only ¾ mi, with only 150' of elevation gain. Durand Lake's trails are level.
1. It was fairly birdy at both locations, and David Forsyth saw Black-billed Cuckoo at Durand Lake earlier in the week. Lots of birds feeding nestlings or with fledglings. So, who knows what we might see.
There will be more walks with other candidates in various parts of the state, but I hope birders might try to make a number of them rather than just the one with a favorite candidate. This is about spreading a positive conservation message to candidates and learning abut their general conservation ethic. Hope to see you there!