The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54386   Message #841783
Posted By: GUEST,Lyle
05-Dec-02 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching
VERY amateur birder, but love to find them. I'm now doing more listening than watching, as I find it fascinating to identify by call.

My favorite to watch are the crows, and I have notebooks filled with antics I've observed. I've found them to be extraordinary birds in so many ways, although it is very difficult for me to NOT anthropomorphize about them!

I don't keep a life list, but have a pretty good idea of the ones I've seen, and it is not impressive by birder standards. Still very enjoyable, though.

I do go a fair distance to find unusual or interesting birds during migration for something like whooping cranes.