Date: 3/17/21 9:23 am
From: Susan Eaton <susiede...>
Subject: Re: In a lighter vein....
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Have you all ever watched the Sh*t Birders Say video? Look it up. PS I once
asked when the Reddish Egret would turn white...

Susan Eaton
St. Louis County, MO
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On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 11:19 AM Kelly Smith <kasmith_02...> wrote:

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> Art,
>
> I, myself, am in the same boat. I am a new birder and get excited whenever
> I get a new life bird, even if that bird is a common bird for Missouri. I
> have lots of questions and I like to think most birders are excited to see
> ourselves in others. For me, if they chuckle behind my back for me posting
> a picture of a decoy (which I have done), I hope I can chuckle along with
> them also... after, of course, I get over my initial embarrassment. I do
> like to think that most birders will not chuckle over new birder questions
> though, and if they do I hope they do it in private. I hope also that new
> birders also come in with the same attitude, knowing we all need to start
> somewhere and they would rather support and encourage more people to bird
> once they also become more knowledgeable.
>
> That being said, I did watch the Conan video this morning and was laughing
> out loud. I did especially like the part with the hawk puppet... that would
> definitely make me look a second or third time. Knowing me, I would
> probably take a picture and post it on ABA's Facebook group "what's this
> bird" before I realized I had been fooled. Remember, I was already fooled
> by a decoy. 🙂
>
> Happy birding and welcome to you and your wife! If you are in the
> St. Charles area I would love to go birding anytime with you!
>
> Kelly
>
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> Art Zemon <art...>
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> Folks,
>
> I do recognize that y'all are having fun.
>
> And I want you to know that my wife and I are new to bird watching. We are
> trying to learn. When I read these messages this morning, they just made me
> cringe. If I ask an honest question, will you folks be laughing at me
> behind my back? I guess so.
>
> -- Art Z.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 9:12 AM kathleen Anderson <
> <andersonka...> wrote:
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> I was at Eagle Bluffs last Saturday, had my scope set up searching for
> Ross' Goose among Snow Geese. A car pulled up with 2 men. They asked me,
> "Are those white Canada Geese?".
> Kathleen Anderson, Columbia
>
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> *From: *"Deepa Mohan" <mohandeepa...>
> *To: *"mobirds" <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Sent: *Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:34:44 PM
> *Subject: *In a lighter vein....
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> https://youtu.be/YqfJP1nQGoI
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>
> I suppose we could truly refer to one who is not enlightened about birds,
> as "Conan the barbarian"?
>
> No offence meant! ( especially if there is someone on this list-serv whose
> name is Conan.)
>
> Just enjoyed the all-too familiar scenario of a non-birder out birding.
> Many of you might have seen this already.
>
> Cheers, Deepa.
>
>
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