6 February 2023, on the plane heading home
Today I’m on a “red eye” flight from Quito to the U.S. If all goes well I’ll be home tonight after 15 hours of pre-flight waiting, flying, layovers, and ground transportation.
It will take a lot longer for the Blackburnian warblers we saw in Ecuador to reach their breeding grounds in North America.
I wonder when they’ll start flying north.
(photos from Wikimedia Commons and by Steve Gosser)