10/15/12 - 9:36pm
Several bodies huddled around spotting scopes as faces scraped by the frosty October morning searched the treelines and water’s edges.
The conversation among those birders gathered Saturday morning turned naturally to old stories of birds previously spotted and other favorite, exotic trips into the field to observe winged creatures.
Like lightning, however, the chit chat was broken by tweets from the trees.
“Oh, what was that?” said Toby Burke, a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge wildlife technician, with a hushed enthusiasm.