On August 12, 2019 I was awed by the number of birds and their variety of colors that I was able to photograph. Later that same day I learned that the Endangered Species Act had been seriously weakened in preparation for its total elimination. I am reminded of my grandfather who raised fancy pigeons from the early 1900s until the mid century. He immigrated from Pennsylvania to California where he must have witnessed the masses of passenger pigeons flying through the skies. What will my great grandchildren be seeing in the mid twenty first century?
The photo exhibit is almost here, so I made the trip to Marshlands Conservancy. The 600mm lens had to stay in the car because it is too heavy and bulky to carry around. But I really needed it. I may give it a try during my next visit.