Knowing that I love all things birdy, a few years ago, a friend gave me a small birding book called Birding Babylon: A Soldier’s Journal from Iraq. Originally written by Sergeant First Class Jonathan Trouern-Trend during his time north of Bagdad as an online journal, parts were later published. I found it fascinating to read of the war and the birds he was seeing.
He is going to be giving the keynote speech at the Meadowlands Festival of Birding this Saturday, Sept 13th. I am looking forward to hearing what he has to say and maybe to get my book autographed.
Are you going to the festival? Maybe I’ll see you there. Sigh. If I don’t get lost.