Member since: May 19, 2021
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I was introduced to birding in 2007 by the current prez of DVOC, Linda Widdop. The first bird she taught me how to identify was the turkey vulture, and this was done on one of our long car rides to an ice hockey game. I know. Not a very sexy bird for my virgin birding voyage. But I was mildly hooked. At least when I saw a big bird in the sky, I knew I wasn’t looking at an eagle. Or a hawk. Mix in the black vulture, and there were two birds I could identify.
But then she took me warblering, and that’s when I was hooked. I love the eye candy birds, as she likes to call them. Warblers, tanagers, orioles, oh my! Shore birds, well, I look at shore birds and usually nod off. I’m trying to do better. I took a shore bird class from Cornell, and promptly forgot everything I learned. But I’m determined to become a better birder, and I promise to pay more attention to this subtly diverse group of birds and…yeah that’s probably not gonna happen.