[CT Birds] Some Connecticut Birds (and a few other friends)

Amy Hopkins hopkinsus at cs.com
Fri Oct 9 17:15:18 EDT 2015

Connecticut bird photographer NedHurle will give a photo presentation at The Parrot Club's next meeting on 10/13/15 of someof his favorite birds from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Central America,including perching birds, raptors, waterfowl, and, of course, wildparrots!  He will talk about why birds asso important in his life and how they are part of almost everyone's immediateenvironment.  His stunning photos rangefrom the brilliant blue honeycreeper to the multicolored harlequin duck to theethereal snowy owl to the joyful white-fronted Amazon and many more!  Come see this gorgeous slide show!
Ned has always had an interest in natural history, and, as akid, was always mucking about in his uncle's pond and woods.  His mother's love of birdwatching rubbed offon him, and he has been a lifelong birdwatcher as well.  Ned has a bachelor's degree from UConn inNatural Resource Conservation and worked for 35 years for ConnDOT as a fieldbiologist and as Director of the Office of Intermodal and EnvironmentalPlanning.  After retiring in 2009, Nedbecame co-owner of Peak's Parrots, a parrot specialty store in Middletown,CT.  Since the store closed in 2012, Nedhas become more involved in bird photography and is a volunteer at Meigs PointNature Center at Hammonasset State Park. He is also a volunteer and board member at A Place Called Hope, a raptorrescue and rehabilitation center in Killingworth, CT.
Business meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Talk starts at 7:30 p.m.  Suggested admission $3 for adults, 12 andunder free.

100 Sunset Ridge Rd, East Hartford
Directions here:  http://www.theparrotclub.org/

Amy Hopkins
Guilford, CT

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