Welcome Back, Old Friend  

I first (and last) saw  Henslow's Sparrow at Galeville airport in the 1980's or 90's -- too long ago to remember. That was the place to go. But things changed. The Henslow's left, the airport became the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, and the Henslow's eventually returned. Well, one bird that we know about this year. Who knows how many more could be out there away from accessible trails? Fortunately, this one set up shop close to a trail, here photographed on June 1.