Monday, September 25, 2006

Father-and-son bird counters

Very nice to run across this article about Richard and Sigurd Bjorklund, who have conducted weekly surveys at Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuges for four years.

But watching birds fly - and thrive - is the reward for hours spent counting, and for Sigurd, countless miles in the car.

"It is wonderful to be out on the cross dike and to have the pelicans come over and be able to hear the wind going through their wings, and to watch what appears to be such an awkward bird be so graceful in the air."

American White Pelicans courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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