cryinoutloud: One fine morning while on a field trip, our professor got us up at the crack of dawn to go birding. He was a fanatical birder and so we went with him, just in case he saw something cool. Couldn't find an interesting bird anywhere, even though we were in some great habitat. When we went back to camp, we found the guys who hadn't gone for the walk sitting around on logs, hung-over, feeding 30 or 40 birds with camp debris. They said, "hey, Dr. R, here's all your birds!" He didn't think it was very funny.No, actually he did--he had a good sense of humor. Until the day he thought someone had stolen his $1200 binoculars......
Schmerd1948: I care. That's some folks dream of a lifetime. But the man is right; watching birds in your own backyard is rewarding, too. And I don't care about a bird count.just the idea of travel and search and meeting people...and seeing great birds in their habitat. But you'd rather spend you days telling people what women you would "hit" on some computer web site. As if. So there.
cryinoutloud: "What's so special about birds? Look at all these passenger pigeons we saw just today."[3.bp.blogspot.com image 456x360]
v15: If jimmy cracked corn and no one cares then why does he keep doing it??
skinink: And I don't care.
Oldiron_79: But did he spot a Norwegian blue?
Pyynk: Eyeing little girls with bad intent?[www.dustygroove.com image 349x351]
itsaidwhat: Hmmmm, my favorite bird to watch? Has to be the Large Double Breasted White Tailed Mattress Thrasher./pics from "naturalists", please.
doosh: I bet none of the 750 birds were this one. I took this pic in the middle of nowhere in Suriname. I've no idea what the hell it is. It looks like a cross between a flamingo and a chicken.[img.fark.net image 850x651]
JohnAnnArbor: cryinoutloud: "What's so special about birds? Look at all these passenger pigeons we saw just today."[3.bp.blogspot.com image 456x360]That looks like a pile of buffalo bones to me. Note dude at top holding skull.
MarkEC: If that camera ever surfaces while we're cleaning out junk, I may be the one to prove that bird isn't extinct.
MarkEC: I saw what I believe was an Ivory Billed Woodpecker several years ago while camping with my son's By Scout troop. It landed on the side of a tree stump about 10 yards away from me. I took a picture with a disposable camera. We never took the camera in to get it developed. It wasn't until months later that I looked in a bird book and realized that it wasn't a Pileated Woodpecker. When it landed on that stump it was on the side facing me completely vertical. I'm sure I saw a large amount of white towards its tail, and it seemed to be 2 feet long from the tip of its tail to it's beak. If that camera ever surfaces while we're cleaning out junk, I may be the one to prove that bird isn't extinct.
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