OK, so Wes' post was rude, condescending, and an example of how *not* to treat new birders. But it was also brilliant, and I'm ashamed to admit that I loved every word of it! Every time I read a post from someone in Illinois about the four Cardinals in their backyard, I'll think of Wes' post and smile...
I know as I write this that some people will criticize me for asking the following question, but I think it quite probable that at least as many want to ask it as well, so here goes........... Who in North America who has been a birder for any time over a week could possibly care about this sighting? Just wondering.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Post of the year from one of the Florida birding lists.
I know it's still January, but last week I saw a very strong contender for "post of the year" from one of the Florida birding lists. Someone had posted about four American Coots in a local pond, complete with precise directions to the pond. Now, trust me when I tell you that American Coots are pretty darn common in Florida this time of year, I probably saw more than 10,000 in a single day on my last trip there. Wes Biggs, a well-known birder who is probably known to many of the readers of this blog, posted the following response:
Posted by Birding is NOT a crime!!!! at 11:16 AM