Wednesday, November 07, 2007
A friend of mine shared a link to an interesting book this week. The author of this book is a widely known and passionate bird expert from Minnesota. I've added a link to her blog, so feel free to check it out and see all of her adventures!
I was reading one of her posts that had a youtube video of people telling stories about their "spark bird". A spark bird is the species of bird that initially sparks one's interest in bird watching.
I've never considered myself a "birder", but I've had a deep interest them, and all wildlife, ever since I was old enough to go hunting with my dad. My mom likes to tell the story of the time I was in kindergarten and I colored a bunch of ducks on paper different colors to match actual species of wild ducks....in great detail right down to the speculum. The Canvasback is probably the first duck I remember. They're fun to watch as they sail into the fields and circle. Especially on overcast days when the white backs of the males stand out against the dark wooded backgrounds.
So anywow, stop over and give Birdchick a peep.