Hey. That wasn't directed at you per se. It was in quotes so we knew someone
else said it. Keep enjoying!!
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> On May 24, 2017, at 2:33 PM, Melanie Uhlir <mela...@mwmu.com> wrote:
> I didn't mean to offend!!
> I knew someone once who would tease me because I would get so excited when I
> saw a bird I'd never seen before. I was gushing about Snow Buntings one
> winter and he said, "Oh, that's a trash bird." Or maybe "dirt bird," as in
> "common as dirt." But he was being facetious, just teasing me for getting so
> excited about a bird that isn't all that difficult to find. He has nothing
> but appreciation for birds and wildlife in general. Just teasing me for being
> so wide-eyed.
> I should have said, "too easy." Some birders I've met seem to be super
> interested in challenging birds and racking up numbers, but I know that
> doesn't mean they don't appreciate and respect all bird species.
> I apologize!!
> Thank you so much to everyone who had wonderful tips for my spotty birding
> endeavors!! I appreciate your help so much!!!
>> On 5/24/2017 10:06 AM, Linda Orkin wrote:
>> Donna. Thanks for this gentle reminder that we appreciate not denigrate the
>> birds we share the works with. Well done!
>> Linda Orkin
>> Ithaca NY
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>> On May 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Donna Lee Scott <d...@cornell.edu> wrote:
>>> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To Birding
>>> In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all the great
>>> places with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might be there. You
>>> can get it at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of O bldg. the Science
>>> Center store may still have some too.
>>> Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with Nature
>>> do not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common, numerous
>>> Starlings & House Sparrows, who are here in the western
>>> hemisphere only due to misguided importation by humans in the past.
>>> Good birding-
>>> Donna Scott
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>>> On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <mela...@mwmu.com> wrote:
>>>> Hello birders!
>>>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
>>>> disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to
>>>> get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I
>>>> might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>>>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love
>>>> thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song
>>>> that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some
>>>> hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy
>>>> to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first
>>>> time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats
>>>> my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can
>>>> recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>>>> Thank you for your patience!
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