Birders enjoy thrill of the chase, camaraderie
Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Just before 10 a.m. on a Monday morning in late August, Matt Gearheart’s pocket buzzed with a text from his buddy Nic Allen. A “weird hawk” matching the description of a swallow-tailed kite had been spotted near the Wild Bird Center in Prairie Village, Kan., where Allen works. Gearheart’s heart soared, then sank. Two of his worlds were colliding...