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Next gen. of birders, sweet.

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Alison Wagner <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Dear Birders (celebrating migration),
>
> On Tuesday, while waiting at the bus stop for a seven-year-old friend, I
> heard a familiar sound coming from up the road.  Once Levi got off the bus,
> we investigated:
>
> A: Put your stuff in the car, we’re going for a walk down the road.
> L:  Where are we going?”
> A:  To hear an orchestra.
> L:  What’s an orchestra?
> A:  A group of musicians working together to make beautiful music.
>
> At that point, he stopped walking down the road and just listened.
>
> L:   BLACKBIRDS!?
> A:  Where do you suppose we’ll find them?
>
> He knew just the spot, where a small stream ribbons its way through a
> young forest, near very wet woods.  Sure enough, there they were!
>
> A:  I’ll count them first and then keep the number to myself and you can
> count.  Okay, I’ve got my number.
>
> I hand my bins to him.
>
> L:  Wow!  These are nice binocl’rs!...I can’t count that many!
> A:  It is a lot.  I counted 98...all males.
>
> The birds flew across the road in much better viewing conditions.
>
> A:  Woah!  One of them changed into a Starling!
> L:  Okay, so there’s...97!
>
> We listened to their chatter and watched them eventually all fly off in
> smaller groups.
>
> A:  You want to enter the data in your eBird account?...
> L:  Okay.
>
> Ali
> Huntington
>