Thursday, June 16, 2011

he was 20............20

he never got a chance to live his life. to the family and friends of eric soufrine, i am so very sorry for your loss.

Woodbridge Native, 20, Dies In Afghanistan


A picture of Eric Soufrine hangs in Amity High School. He graduated from the high school in 2009. (RYAN BERNAT, FOX CT)
The Hartford Courant
Woodbridge native Eric D. Soufrine has died while on a tour in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. He was 20.

Word of Pvt. Soufrine's death spread quickly through his hometown Wednesday night, according to First Selectman Edward Maum Sheehy. He said Soufrine was a 2009 graduate of Amity High School and enlisted in the Army after graduation.

"We are very saddened by his death," Sheehy said. "Something like this points out that freedom isn't free.".................

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

pretty cool!

my friend amy is a birder and did a bunch of bird stuff for Audubon last summer. they'd have to go out and count birds and band birds and watch birds. literally FIELD WORK

we have some blue herons at work. they're beautiful to watch fly
pic: An American Anhinga in full plumage is seen at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park, Florida. (Tim Chapman/Miami Herald/MCT)

'Devil Bird' Spotted In Hamden, Believed To Be First Time Photographed In Connecticut

The Hartford Courant
Florence McBride of Hamden was scanning Lake Whitney with a telescope early Saturday morning, looking for birds, when she spotted a long-necked specimen similar to a cormorant.
An avid birder, McBride knew it was an anhinga, a large aquatic bird whose name is taken from a Brazilian tribal phrase for "devil bird." Anhingas had never been photographed in Connecticut until last weekend. McBride and fellow birder Nancy Specht were on the Waite Street bridge in Hamden taking part in an annual two-day summer inventory to document the area's bird population when they saw it...........