Date: 3/25/20 9:39 am From: NAPBirds <NAPBirds...> Subject: RE: [birders] Good birds, and let's be careful out there
This graphic about covers it!
From: Alice Elliott <alelliot...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:43 AM
To: NAPBirds <NAPBirds...>
Cc: Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Good birds, and let's be careful out there
Thank you Juliet!
When you are out by yourself, here are some common things that are 6-7 feet long. Visualizing these things will help you stay the proper distance away from passersby :
-A kayak paddle
-half the wingspan of the Wandering Albatross
-The full wingspan of a Great Blue Heron
-Four mallards stacked on top of each other
-Two sandhill cranes stacked on top of each other
-12 downy woodpeckers stacked on top of each other
On Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 11:18 AM NAPBirds, <NAPBirds...><mailto:<NAPBirds...>> wrote:
Dear Birders and Friends,
Spring migration has started, and the first Loons are being seen on local lakes, including Ford Lake, Barton Pond, and others. Kinglets will arrive soon, as will the first warblers. We all know spring migration will be fast and furious, as always, despite the Coronavirus. Please remember that Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe guideline, although they permit us to go out and exercise (and bird), don’t permit us to go in groups of any size other than our own households. If you are birding out there, in Ann Arbor parks which are open, or anywhere else, remember to maintain 6 feet between you and other people. If you are ill, stay home.
I am so looking forward to the day we can all bird and be together again.
I am for the birds and the birders,