Volunteers at the banquet the other evening received a 40% discount coupon for purchases made at the Pea Island Visitor Center. Dan and I hadn't had a lot of time to spend at the center yet, but when we were there, we admired several bird books.
See, one thing that I forgot to pack was our National Geographic North American Bird book...and I haven't heard the end of it. And before I forget, thanks to ES for identifying the bird that was looking for food. Dan and I knew it was some kind of a hawk, but we weren't sure which one....all I knew was it was a fast bird!
Today we were to spend on the shore of the Pea Island Refuge performing clean up duties along with several students from Cape Hatteras, but the weather was nasty so it was called off. That gave Dan and I some time to go back to the Visitor Center and make a hard choice of which book to take. National Geographic has a new book out and we seriously considered getting that one, but we ended up with SMITHSONIAN FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. We haven't gotten tooo in depth yet, but what we DO like about it is that it contains REAL PHOTOS!! Not drawings.
I'm short of time tonight, so that is all for now!
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