Friday, July 29, 2011

Scribbledehobbledehoyden: The Magpie's Eye: Page 147


A flyer for the Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival.  That thing's great.  You start and end at the Mauricetown Firehall, where they've got various eco-displays, rescued owls and red-tailed hawks and such, and some good hearty food at very low prices.  Then you follow a hand-out map to various spots where they have volunteer spotters who'll say things like, "Look right over there on the mud flat.  Those three white spots?  They're bald eagles."

Yep.  Cumberland County (that's in New Jersey) has so many eagles they can guarantee you in advance that you'll see a potful.  So if you're in striking distance, and you get a bad case of cabin fever in early February, and you wouldn't mind looking at a great variety of large and impressive birds . . . well, there you are.


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