thomas at angelem.com
Mon Apr 14 17:04:28 CDT 2008
Well the best comment I had on my thrush dilemma was that they were
all variants of the Hermit Thrush. So I went out with that in mind
and applied it to every beastie I saw. Sure enough it seemed to fit.
Now call that birdbrain washing, manifesting Hermits, illusions
projecting reality, surrender to something that sounds rational,
wisely intuitive, stubbornly stupid, common sense, illumined make
believe, or whatever else anyone out there can come up with, that is
my story and I am sticking to it. I don't think recreational
ornithology will ever resort of birdie footprints IDs in the FBI files
or laser scan DNA testing with a unit built into our binoculars, so
sometimes I just get to kinda guess and do the best I can and hope
someone far wiser and more experience than I can guide my not-so-
serious self into birder ID nirvana. Thank you birders all for the
feedback and sharing your experience and knowledge. I love this
stuff. And, oh, by the way...
Man, were there a lot of Hermit Thrushes out there today!
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Maple Grove, MN
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