Thursday, January 29, 2009

How the Public Views Birders

Here’s a humorous look at how uninitiated members of the public look upon the antics of serious birds, or, as they’re known in Britain, twitchers.

Caption: Twitchers gather on the North Norfolk Coast Path. This photo by gavinandrewstewart is used here courtesy of a Creative Commons license.

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4 Comments:

Blogger dAwN said...

LOL..nice group of Twitchers
funny story!

January 29, 2009 3:39 PM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

It's probably best that we never take ourselves too seriously, don't you think?

January 29, 2009 3:50 PM  
Blogger Owlman said...

If someone had asked me “Is that a telescope..or are you just pleased to see me?” I would have cracked up laughing. Most birders I've met have a great sense of humor and we probably would have eventually got the home owner out there to see the birds.

All hobbies look funny to outsiders. The good thing is that there are more and more of us crazy avian watchers out there.

January 29, 2009 4:42 PM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

That's a very good point about most birders having a "great sense of humor," Owlman. And I think most tend to be pretty diplomatic, also, and so enthusiastic about their hobby that they delight in telling and showing people what it is they're getting so excited about.

January 30, 2009 5:48 AM  

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