"No, I've never met him. I just know of him. He's the one who inspired me to observe and journal Eagles the way that I do. I had read just about everything and anything he wrote. I decided that if he did it that way, then that's how I'll do it too. I would love to meet him one day."
He began as I did, which I never knew until Friday. He began what is known as HMANA (Hawk Migration Association of North America).
www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/wildlife/pdf_files/outreach/connecticut.../cwja14.pdfDon Hopkins: Keeping Watch Over CT's Bald Eagles. Written by Julie Victoria, ... tive birders, established HMANA as a volunteer, non-profit organization of field ...
While he began hawk watching in MA, I was introduced to it while I lived at the base of the Blue Ridge in Southwest VA thanks to the Bird Club I'd joined.
His mind is incredibly sharp, citing dates, places, people and experiences and his eyes twinkled with joy as he shared his knowledge and expertise with me. I found him to be a plethora of information. When Mike and I left, I can only hope and pray the smile on his face was also in his heart as he once again talked about "the birds".
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
My Heart Soared
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