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Sore from lack of sleep, and probably hunger and thirst, but I’d have it no other way. Explanation of my notes from previous page (and on the same day, too!)
I actually used the Fox walk (which I learned from the Wilderness Survival weekend), rolling on the side of my foot with each step and gingerly testing each leaf, twig, & rock! Of course I couldn’t use it the whole time but when I did, MAN did I notice a difference. Sometimes the others sounded like elephants – or armadillos! I’ve never heard an elephant but I know armadillos are bad. Can’t wait for warm weather to break out the Vibrams again.
I don’t have binocs (but now I know I’d like Nikon Monarch) … and at first it was like I was blind and deaf. Birding takes practice, and a new perspective. But eventually I started hearing what some weren’t. and looking for movement. I wasn’t useless; I saw plenty! Although I couldn’t identify I could certainly help in that way (locating). I think I was more keen in this 7.5 hours than any other time I’ve been out here (except @ night or alone). No wonder I’m exhausted!
Actually I think I’d encourage people to go birding the first time without binocs. It forces you to hone skills you’ll still need when you have binocs: hearing, wide-lens view, watching for movement, walking softly, looking @ habitat & more.
Every layer of practice in a new field of expertise changes my perspective[…]
- #FieldNotesFriday (happynaturalist.com)
- A Visit from the Holiday Armadillo (jomarieblog.wordpress.com)
- Field Notes Friday 0002 (happynaturalist.com)
- Christmas Bird Count to hit Hampton (triblive.com)
- Christmas bird count (thecordovatimes.com)
- Snowy weather and Snowy Owls at the 93rd Ottawa-Gatineau Christmas Bird Count (ofnc.wordpress.com)
- Chippewa Valley Audubon Club participates in annual Christmas bird count (dev.saxo.themorningsun.com)
- And a partridge in Logy Bay – Christmas in Newfoundland. (arnnarn.com)