Guest Author - Kimberly Weiss
Greetings fellow bird lovers!
My name is Kim, and I’m the new birding editor at Bella Online. I am resuming the newsletter, which I am calling “Hello Birdies.” It is sort of a play on “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Hello Kitty.” It will be listed under Birding Newsletter, so you know exactly what it is about.
The last newsletter featured a joke, links to the two new articles and a product review article. I will continue those features and add exciting new ones. The newsletter will be sent weekly, and remember, we will never sell your e-mail address to anybody.
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Waterfowl of Winter. This article is a very basic guide to some ducks, swans and geese you might see in the winter. It’s mostly about the birds of the Northeastern United States, which is where I am from.
Birder Who Loves Cats. This is the first of my new series linking birding and current events. With the focus on the environment in the news lately, it is an important topic. In this article, I don’t’ tackle the big subjects, like global warming, but start locally. I explain why I quit a birding club because of their rigid stance on stray cats.
You can link on these articles below:
Also, check out the new link under Rescue Organizations.
This link is for a great place in Millington, New Jersey called the Raptor Trust. It has the easiest web address ever: raptortrust.org. No www, even.
This wonderful site rescues injured birds of prey (hawks, owls and eagles), rehabilitates those who are healthy enough and keeps the rest in a small zoo. The cages are outside, so dress warmly. It is a few dollars of “voluntary donation” money to get in, and there is a small but very cute gift shop on the premises. While in the area, you can visit the nearby Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Lord Stirling County Park, both of which have great trails. It’s a great place for children and adults, but dogs are restricted in certain areas, so leave Fido home.