Well, since it was my car that triggered this discussion, I ought to chime
On a road off the beaten track in an area where an extremely good bird was
reported there is a car with out of state plates parked. From the outside
the car looks like it belongs to a normal person. Inside, however, are a
couple of tattered field guides, a bag of expensive optics, a folded fleece
vest to serve as a cushion for a telephoto lens, and a somewhat dissolute
looking individual wearing a dilapidated Tilley hat and holding a pair of
Elementary, my dear Haynes. Elementary.
And in advance I'll add my apologies to the serious birders to those
already expressed by Patti.
visiting Connecticut birder
On Thursday, August 2, 2012, Patti Haynes wrote:
> My point, from the beginning, was: how did Charlotte know the car that was
> parked belonged to a birder?!?
> Was it the blind and scope above the sun roof? Which really is a bird roof.
> Was it that all the doors and trunk were left open because the birders
> inside were in such a rush to see the bird?
> Was it the bumper stickers, including the Cornell Lab? Or the 'Heron'
> license plate?
> I apologize to you serious birders that find having a little fun on the
> list serve when the birding is rather quiet is something that clogs your
> inbox. Please use your delete button.
> How will I know your car belongs to a birder when I drive by?!
> Birding and birders are FUN
> Patti Haynes, sent from my iPod