The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54386   Message #847257
Posted By: greg stephens
14-Dec-02 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching
I'm not a serious birdwatcher, but I must say the best fun I've had for years was sitting at the back of Bobert's house in the W Virginia woods, drinking beer and looking at American birds for the first time in my life. I spent a lot of time there and it just got better and better. And I am at the moment copying Bobert's ideas for squirrel-proof bird-feeders, as I seriously resent going to the effort and expense of putting out food for our wonderful Stoke birds (even of there arent any cardinals or pileated woodpeckers) and watching it all get eaten by tree-rats.
   Boating is the best thing for birwatching, whether pottering round Scottish islands warching gannets fishing, or chugging along the Trent and Mersey canal in the middle of Stoke looking out for kinfishers,.