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October 2022

Vol. 50, No. 5

Bird Observer: A Writer's Home

John R. Nelson

I remember the flush I felt when my story “Twitcher’s Temptation” appeared in the April 2004 issue of Bird Observer. I had told a tale of the morning I had raced from Gloucester to Princeton to find my nemesis bird, a Northern Goshawk, and, after a tussle with temptation, passed up my chance to see the bird for fear I would disturb a goshawk pair nesting at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. I had been birding for just a few years, and it was the first story I had written about birds. The story was later reprinted in the English journal Essex Birding, a sister publication to Bird Observer. I could brag about being an internationally published author.

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