Today, when I got up, the temperature at our house was forty-one degrees F. This was quite a contrast to the numbers we have seen recently. The birds outside were busy at our feeders and also busy drinking from our “water feature.” I thought: Spring migration is not too far into the future and I am really looking forward to it!
Back to the present – “Eagle Annie” tells me the Golden Eagles are back in their winter residence in Highland County. We are going to pay them a visit on January 27 and I am looking forward to that too! For a few of you, Golden Eagle is a life bird. Please come with the group. It’s an exciting experience. Highland County is a world apart; the “Switzerland of Virginia.”
As I mentioned last year, this is my fifth and final year as president of our Club. I have had the privilege of working with the extraordinary team that we call the Board. It has been a humbling and rewarding experience. I wanted this job and I have loved it!
It’s time now for someone else to join the Board and take this job and love it too. If this is something you want to do, I am guessing that you know it. If you have reservations about it, I will be happy to be available to you to get you up to speed quickly. You will be working with a fantastic group of people; you will enjoy the camaraderie of people you might not ever meet otherwise; you will be in on the inner workings of this vibrant Club.
The Monticello Bird Club has been in existence for 32 years now. We owe a debt of gratitude to all of those who founded the Club and kept it going for the past thirty-two years. Please join them and help keep it alive and vibrant for the coming fiscal year. If you would like to talk about this opportunity, you know how to reach me. Let me hear from you this coming week.