One of my favorite places is the Meadowlands, and one of my favorite birds is the Peregrine, which not long ago was extirpated east of the Mississippi River.
Don Torino, a friend of this blog, writes about both in his latest column for the Meadowlands Nature Blog.
Here's a sample:
"Now that Peregrines search the skies over places like the New Jersey Meadowlands once again as monarchs of their domain, fearless and unafraid, we should be diligent never to take the sight of this extraordinary bird for granted, not even once."
The link is here.