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Enjoying this thread very much😁


Yes, GBBC is on here, too, in India! 

Catherine, we add ticks and leeches to our bird books as well. I once got a tiny Shiedtail in between two pages. But I loved your dried-flower skeeters! 

Cheers, Deepa. 


Cheers, Deepa

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And Edge, I thank you for giving me an appropriate reference for my former husband.

I do believe that I may have used that term with a different meaning during a trip through Ding Darling at 40mph.

"Ed, look at that bird in the road!"

"What road?"

"Pull over here!"

Screech. Three minute dust cloud.

I never did get the cheese dip out of the little focus wheel on my binos.

Bless the SOBS everyone,

Catherine Paris 
Ozark County

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Note that Cathy's three-way breakdown began with "Birders generally come from three groups."  As a self-admitted birder who associates openly with others of the ilk, we should also acknowledge that a large cohort of the addicted are an amalgam of the three groups, just exhibiting varying degrees of emphasis/time spent among the three.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO


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Subject: No sighting/birding mates

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Birders generally come from three groups.

The scientists who GATHER DATA in an attempt to understand some aspect of birds.

Bird lister who want to SEE birds.

Bird watcher who enjoy OBSERVING bird life.

Since it's nearing Valentines Day, understanding these differences is important. Choose your mate (s) wisely. Love is a rush of dopamine. Try to leave out the "dope".

If you've been on a dating site in search of a mate you might see in the hobby list a reference to birding. Most of us now know that "tall" needs a reference point and "athletic build" can mean they wear the same waist size as when young. [Although now the waist is 6 inches lower or totally out of sight.]

So, ask the question "what type of birding" and make your first date a trial by fire. Right now I would suggest standing by the mighty Mississippi with a scope differentiating between gulls. Later on a swamp with a fresh mosquito hatch. My first Peterson's guide has several mosquitos pressed into the flycatcher page like dried flowers.

Choose wisely or just go with your mates (ie birding buddies) and have fun. Don't forget your bird counts this weekend. Start today.

I have a valentine bird photo I will share with anyone who needs to send a thought to someone who loves nature and can't risk COVid19.

Catherine Paris 
Ozark County


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