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The Lords of La Mancha

Walking along the cobblestone streets of Almagro, just as the first hints of light began to lift the shadows from the buildings, felt like a stroll through the pages of a storybook. The traditional appearance of the town is strongly … Continue reading

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Miriam and Tim’s Little Adventure

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, and I had every intention of returning. That being said, I did not expect to find myself back there before the end of the week. While I was … Continue reading

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Gotta Enjoy the Little Things

This is a story that began a decade ago, in late December 2007. My good buddy Brendan led the charge on an ambitious attempt to score a rarity hat-trick along the South Shore barrier islands. Despite the bitter cold and … Continue reading

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Ruffing It

Summer means shorebirds. Sandpipers and their kin are some of the first southbound travelers to show up each year, with the earliest arrivals appearing not long after the last northbound passersby trickle through. The time period from July through September … Continue reading

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Lows and Highs

The day began on the road. I was following up on a report of a Ruff at Timber Point East Marina in Suffolk. The rare European shorebird, a male in beautiful plumage, had been discovered around noon the previous day, … Continue reading

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