I find that in my line of [largely soul-destroying] work that I have to have something to look forward to. What I mean by that is birding trips. I have a hit list, places that I know my way around, places that I am comfortable, places where I know I will have a good time. Iceland, Morocco and Florida are on the list. New York is also on the list - for summer bird photography and an overall fun area. I last went in 2016 and had fully intended to go again this year. For reasons already alluded to I never managed it, indeed Iceland that I had actually managed to book went down the pan as well.
2019 is going to be different, and so New York is booked. Just a weekend, Friday after work, returning Monday morning and straight back to my still warm suit... Still, that leaves me two days to see what I can manage on Nickerson Beach, assuming I can remember what end of the camera to look down. Here is a reminder of what I saw last time. Call this post a filler if you will. I am excited.