There's something special about the Goodwill Plantation in Vacherie, LA.
Banding purple martin chicks at the Connecticut Audubon Society
Coastal Center at Milford Point.
Springtime birding in Connecticut.
When we were kids we used to play in the woods near our homes, putting two thoroughly overactive imaginations to good use and literally "collecting scratches".
It was not difficult to recall that subtle feeling of misadventure as we walked through a Connecticut sanctuary, hopping puddles and dodging pricker bushes for our "boot shoot".
A beautiful day, a quality product, and a bit of nostalgia always make for a successful photograph.