I was born on Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. We left when I was six months old. My parents weren’t from Alabama. When dad retired from the army, we moved back from Hawaii in the 70’s. Last week, I celebrated my 54th birthday here for the first time in 25 years. I wonder what has changed in all those years.
In 2013, several environmental groups sued BNSF Railway for polluting waterways in Washington State. I was watching this case closely and wondered if the elections would have an impact. I am quite certain it did.
I spent a great day on the Puget Sound in the Ballard neighborhood . If you are in the Seattle area for vacation, I would recommend visiting this area and taking a stroll along the marina. Many different birds migrate to this area and this part of Seattle is also known for a large intake of folks from Norway!! Thank you Leif Erikson who actually came upon our shores 500 years before Columbus.
Thank you to my classmate and ornithologist Dr. Jeff Harris for his input to this post:
Birding is a strange activity. There are some who consider it a highly competitive sport. For example, who will see the most species in one place for a year. Some ornithologists think this is a negative way to look at birding. To them , birding is a way to get out in nature and find critters they love.