Now that American Thanksgiving has passed, we in the States can join the rest of the world in turning our full attention to the upcoming Yule celebration. The impending season of giving can trigger intense anxiety punctuated by bouts of conspicuous consumerism, but you don’t need to succumb to rampant materialism. Why don’t you take the weekend off to focus on some of those finer things in life that are free and go birding? That is assuming, of course, that the pepper spray burns you suffered during a Black Friday shopping frenzy have healed!
I happy to say that Corey and I, after far too long, will be birding together somewhere in the NYC Metro region this weekend. Those of you in the area may prefer to defer your bird watching for the weekend, as I’m sure that the apparently endless stream of vagrants and rarities you’ve become accustomed to will dry up while I’m in town! What are you doing this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.
Can you believe Sharon Stiteler captured this gorgeous sunrise over Israel’s Hula Valley using just an iPhone 4S?