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June 2011

My Latest Birding Column: Red-Shouldereds!

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Just over two years ago, I wanted to write my first "Bird Watcher" column on the troubles that Red-shouldered Hawks were having trying to nest.

The editor, in her wisdom, suggested I write about something more upbeat.

Two years later, I am finally writing something upbeat about the Red-shouldereds.

The link is here.

(Photo by Jerry Barrack. Thanks, Jerry!)


A Father's Day Memory of My Father

Because I work in the Meadowlands, The South Bergenite asked me to send in any memorable advice that I got from my father. They printed a story with plenty of people's memories in their latest edition. They quoted me and ran the accompanying  pic -- of (from left to right), my father, me, my brother and our awesome snow sculpture of Santa.

Img047-3 Jim Wright: "My father was an Army combat veteran and an artist. He died before my ninth birthday, so I don’t remember too many of his words of wisdom, but he always told me: ‘Straighten up and fly right,’ and ‘Always take high road.’ I didn’t realize until I was older what either meant, but I have always tried to follow his advice."

I know it's not about nature or the Celery Farm, but today is Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there!