Date: 11/30/18 12:34 pm
From: Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Zen and the art of bluebird appreciation ... and CBCs
"Likewise there are really no trash birds."
Sorry, but this sure looks like a trash bird to me. I didn't take this
picture, but my first BBMA for the year was on a dumpster at the dump.
[image: dumpster magpie.jpg]
Karl Schneck

"As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but
nature's sources never fail." John Muir

On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 9:53 AM Joel Geier <joel.geier...> wrote:

> Recent postings about bluebirds, birders and trash at the Zen center
> caused me to ponder the birding concept of "trash birds."
> Glad to hear that my birder friends weren't responsible for
> the "trash" that was mentioned. But there's really no such thing as
> trash. There are just material items that someone views as useless, and
> tosses aside.
> Likewise there are really no trash birds. Sometimes birds are
> insufficiently appreciated, in the places where we grow accustomed to
> seeing them. Location and mood matter quite a lot.
> Nothing builds appreciation more than looking for birds in places where
> they're hard to find.
> With that in mind, I'd like to invite you to join the Antone CBC on
> Monday, December 17th. You'll gain a heightened appreciation for every
> single bluebird that you see.
> Or try out the Hart Mountain or Sheldon NWR CBCs, where bluebirds of any
> sort are heard about as often as the sound of one hand clapping.
> Let me know if you're interested.
> Joel
> --
> Joel Geier
> In Finland today, back in Oregon tomorrow
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