we waited until June for our next bird walk. again, this one was with Jay and Carol as our guides. we hit Hidden Creek and the back side of Lake Fairfax. most memorable moment by far was when the Cooper's Hawk flew directly past our heads, scooped up a Carolina Wren, and flew off to have a snack. pretty intense stuff, particularly considering how near and dear Carolina Wrens are to Carol's heart.
and here I am, still with no proper attire or gear, still with elbows out, still not fully committed. but lovin every minute, anyway.