[mou] Green-breasted Mango story, sort of
Pastor Al Schirmacher
pastoral at princetonfreechurch.net
Tue Oct 2 11:56:48 EDT 2007
Shared, with permission, from Pat Ready, Stoughton, Wisconsin:
"Last week I was telling my co-worker about going down and photographing
the Mango hummer in Beloit. I mention how far away some folks had come
to see it. When I was there a woman from AZ (visiting relatives in
Chicago) was there and a woman from GA (visiting her sister in Milw)
and a man from TX (here for an Audubon meeting) and I mention this to
my co-worker. She said "Man Birders are weird." I briefly explained
listing and Life Birds but she's convinced Birders are a weird bunch.
So here's the kicker. As we were leaving work that day she mentioned
she had to get home and make dinner early because her husband had to do
a "Hare Run" that night. Naturally I asked what that was. She explained
he belongs to a running group called HASH. (Ahhh it's a drinking group
with a running problem) On a full moon night they do the "Hare Run".
Her hubby gets a 15 min. head start running with a 5 lb bag of flour
through the streets of Madison. He has to drop the flour as he runs
creating a trail so the rest of the group can follow him. Usually to
some bar an hour away. I just looked at her and said "And you think
Birders are weird?! Touche!"
Mille Lacs & Sherburne Counties
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