I have some rather exciting news to share.
Back in February, after I had posted my family’s experience with the Ivory Gull that was spotted at West Point Lake, I was approached about publishing my story in the quarterly newsletter for the Georgia Ornithological Society.
I was tasked with trimming the article down so it could fit better in the newsletter, and I tell you what. Editing your own work, in the name of space, is much more difficult than I thought it would be. In the end, I was able to trim it enough while keeping the mail feel of the article. Two of my photographs were published as well, one of which was the photo of the gull “praying” against the tree.
To say I am excited is an understatement, but I also feel quite honored. The boys and I haven’t been birding very long, but thanks to the few people we’ve met from the GOS, we are well on our way to being lifelong birders.
Heck, a year ago I couldn’t have told you what a Blue-Winged Teal was, but now I can spot them from quite a distance. Of course, a year ago I didn’t have a good spotting scope either. 😉
The boys have designed, built, and done all the work to establish a bird sanctuary in our backyard. I will be posting photos and such soon.