Toward the end of my discussion with Al Thomas, I mentioned one of the particular joys that birds can bring to your life.If you are out looking for birds, I said, you only have to see one species that is new to you. If you can ID it, all the better. But just seeing a new bird makes you happy for the rest of the day.Al smiled, and said he knew that feeling.“It’s like golf,” he said. “If you hit a good golf shot, you keep coming back. If you miss it, maybe not. But . . .
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