Date: 7/4/17 7:26 pm
From: Shantanu Phukan <phukan...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Citizen
Yesterday, after a wait of eight months (and a residence in this country of 42 years), my citizenship application process finally wound its way to its conclusion and I was summoned for the swearing in ceremony which finalizes the process.

I racked my brains about how to make my American birth meaningful as a birder and decided that I would bird as much as possible both before and after the ceremony, and then choose from the day's list the 'citizenship-bird'. And wouldnt it be great if I could glimpse a Bald Eagle on this, of all, days?

On our drive over to Monterey for the ceremony Ray Dyer, Sharon Hull and my mother stopped for a quick scan out over Harkins Slough, and there was the Bald Eagle shining in the Live Oaks across from the Osprey-nest. For once this eagle decided to cooperate.

My life list (as an American) stands at 49 species.

Shantanu Phukan
Santa Cruz/San Jose

For Monterey Rare Bird alerts call 831-250-4550
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "mbbirds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to mbbirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <mbbirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit<28285667.12552.1499221557249...>
For more options, visit
Join us on Facebook!