Warning: This post might bore you.
For the first time in many many years, I took a trip to Cape May Point, NJ this fall to watch hawks. I had a great time, saw lots of old friends, and met a bunch of people for the first time. And, of course I saw lots of Peregrines, Merlins, Ospreys, accipiters, etc. My fear of flying keeps me from making it to the East Coast on a regular basis, but I might have to make Cape May an annual thing. Here are some raptor pics (some from before), and people shots from this trip. It was particularly fun to hang out with Liza Gray (top photo) and Pete Gustas (second photo). Note Pete's gangster outfit he wore for the official first day of the "Riff Raff" crew get together. I didn't even know it, but I am an honorary member of the Riff Raff….thanks guys! Another friend I hadn't seen in a while was Julian Hough, who brought his son Alex (the next great hawk watcher -- third photo). Great to see you Julian, and to meet Alex. I am enjoying travelling!