Our great birding pals, Lisa and Wezil Walraven (yes, that's his REAL name) visited us at the farm last week. The occasion was the press proofing of Lisa's cover print (her purple gallinule is on the cover of the Nov/Dec 2005 issue of BWD). Lisa's work is both stunning and unique. Wezil is one of Arizona's most sought-after birding tour leaders. Check out the website of this dynamic duo.
I captured this image of The Wezils (as we affectionately call them) while we were all enjoying another beautiful SE Ohio sunset. While The Wezils were visiting, we had two neat bird records for the farm: A pair of migrant dickcissels foraging around the garden, and a flyover common raven (only our second ever!). Wezil was involved in both sightings.
We first met Lisa and Wezil at the Southwest Wings Birding Festival.
Bye for now,