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My New Talk: Next Friday, March 1

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Can you identify this little guy, and would you like to know more about him and many of the other beautiful birds that call Bergen County home for at least part of the year?
After being on the injured-reserve list with broken ribs, I'm back -- with a brand-new talk and slide show called “The Birds in Our Bergen Backyards” for the Demarest Garden Club at 2 p.m. sharp on Friday, March 1 at the United Methodist Church in Demarest.  

The talk is free and open to the public.

I will talk about my favorite avian neighbors -- including winter, summer and year-round residents -- and how to attract them. I’ll also offer some bird-feeding dos and don’ts, and explain why.  

As a bonus, I'll talk about the Bald Eagles now incubating an egg at Duke Farms.

I'm the author of several books on birds and nature. I’m celebrating my 10th year writing the popular "Bird Watcher" column for The Record. 

Ribs, don't fail me now!