The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54386   Message #845208
Posted By: madwaff
11-Dec-02 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching
Lifelong birder - gave up twitching about 10 years ago (now it's more a nervous 'tic'!) - now I tend to be more into watching birds' behaviour, keeping the feeders full, and getting up at unearthly hours to count the waders and wildfowl every month on my local reserve. Trying to keep track of 38,000 geese tends to concentrate the mind wonderfully in an icy north wind straight from the Pole off the North Sea! North-east Scotland - there's nowhere quite like it!Guess I have a life list somewhere, gave up keeping count when I hit 300. Favorite bird? Love Ravens, rather fond of sparrows! (they're decreasing in number dramatically, like starlings!)
Oddest garden bird - cormorant!