I was on the New York Botanical Garden bird walk yesterday, lead by Debbie Becker. We were near the south corner of the Twin Lakes, next to the parking lot, where a big bus was parked. We were getting great looks at Purple Finch and a group of Pine Siskins when a high-pitched voice near the back of the bus yelled: "Connecticut! Connecticut!" I raced to the back of the bus area only to find a young girl excitedly sharing with her mom: "Look Mom, the bus' license plate is from Connecticut!" Slightly disappointed, but consoled by the hilarity (and an Orange-crowned Warbler later in the day!), a fellow birder and I remarked on how important context is. All in all, a great day. Happy birding.
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