I wanted to mention this in it’s own post rather than burying it in the UIC banding wrap-up. At the end of the UIC banding, a young woman approached me and introduced herself. It turns it that Diane (Bintie on Flickr) reads this blog and has also posted UIC pictures to my Flickr group Midwest Peregrine Falcons. We chatted for a good long time and I made her promise to post her photos from that days banding (she did, too! Go take a look!). It was so nice to talk to her and great to have yet another friend by way of the falcons!
I’ve met a LOT of new people working on this program. I think I’ve said before that it’s one thing I love about this whole adventure. I’ve met building engineers, prison guards, wildlife rehabbers, photographers, EPA people, security people, property managers, CEOs, politicians, teachers, lawyers, writers and on and on and on. Often times, there would be no reason for our lives to ever intersect. Yet, here we are, meeting each other because of a really neat common interest and an urge to help a fellow planet inhabitant regain it’s footing and thrive.
So, I wanted to let everyone know that you have enriched my life greatly and I’m very glad to have met each and every one of you! I look forward to many years of peregrine watching for all of us!