Date: 8/22/19 4:55 pm From: Laura M <magrinha97...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ida Giriunas
On Sept. 15, 2018 as recorded in my ebird, I met Ida for the first time in Newburyport and she drove myself and another woman to Plum Island, which was my first proper birding visit there. I remember her estimating, from the car, numbers of a cloud of egrets flying around the marsh. I was very impressed with her energy, enthusiasm and generosity - after Plum, she drove us to Perkins Park in pursuit of a Yellow Crowned Night Heron someone was seeking. I remember all the well-worn bird books in the car seat pockets she encouraged me to look through, and her warm, broad smile after she dropped me off, accompanied by an invitation to come back for one of her outings any time. I wish that I had.