Hello to All,
It was great to have Mark and Sandra and their friend Curt join us on the Walk this morning. All are missed and remembered by the Wooded Island Regulars. Now they bird in Central Park and find the birders there have huge cameras and are more aggressive. A fellow named Bob gives paid bird walks and uses tape recordings liberally. Birders are never quite sure at the first sound of a call or song, if it originates from a bird on sight or a recording from Bob. We are purist. No recordings. Birds’ welfare, not ticks on a checklist, comes first.