Ron Shields sent some great raptor photos he recently took from around the Meadowlands. Peace Out! (as the Merlin above appears to be signaling).
It was difficult looking through raindrops on my binoculars. My spotting scope was no better. As fast as I tried to wipe them clean the rain did its best to hinder any hopes I had of watching birds this cold wet morning. My toes were beginning to chill and my fingertips fared no better. My knees began to stiffen up and my old back very much the same. The winter winds bit my face and brought some tears to my cheeks. It was a glorious day to be outside and in the Meadowlands!