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In Memory of Else Greenstone

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I am sad to report that Else Greenstone, who ran the Montclair Hawk Watch for more than three decades, has died.

Else was an inspiration to everyone she met.

When I went through my files this morning, I came across an interview I did with Elle for a "Bird Watcher" column nearly a decade ago. Her appreciation for raptors shined through in all that she did.

Why should anyone go hawk-watching?

To share in the beauty of the migration and learn about these precious birds of prey.

What should they expect?

If the conditions are right, beauty lies beneath the wing of every soaring bird, and perhaps a precious view of the glorious colors of an American Kestrel or the majestic flight of a Bald Eagle, and oh so much more.

Why do you go hawk-watching?

To be in touch with the mystery of migration and to be part of the circle of life.

The Record's obituary and a photo gallery are on line. The obituary is here. The photos are here.