Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ten Reasons to Go Birding

My top 10 reasons to go birding, listed in no particular order:
  • You can do it anywhere
  • It will stimulate your mind
  • It will help reduce stress levels
  • It’s fun and relatively inexpensive
  • It will help clear your mind of cobwebs
  • You will be more active and physically fit
  • You will gain a greater appreciation of nature
  • You will increase your knowledge of local birdlife
  • You will expand your horizons and your circle of friends
  • You will impress friends and neighbors with your knowledge

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I used to bird watch with my grandfather as a child but sadly living in the city now I rarely get free time to get out and see nature in all its glory. Completely agree that it reduces stress.

    April 08, 2009 1:59 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    All true, although I'm not too sure about the last one. Not because of my neighbours, but because my bird fu is still .. well ... not too strong.

    April 08, 2009 3:11 PM  
    Blogger Unknown said...

    Top Ten Reasons John Goes Birding
    10. He doesn't want to go to the grocery store--again--today
    9. He's sick and tired of reading about rubes ranting against Obama's speaking at Notre Dame's graduation
    8. He wants to see if the kids who camp in our woods have left behind any beer
    7. He doesn't want to fix the roof
    6. Even crows sound better than my Bruce Springsteen cds
    5. He can pick up a stick, pretend it's a mike, and sing like he's on American Idol
    4. His pockets are full of Easter candy and he's gonna eat it all before he returns
    3. He hopes to practice his snappy comebacks to farmers on whose land he's trespassing
    2. He likes to really test those detergent ads that say they can get out any stain
    1. He's gathering ideas for his blog so he doesn't have to post any more pole dancers.

    April 08, 2009 8:42 PM  
    Blogger John L. Trapp said...

    Thank you for the comment, Boombastic. Inner cities can be difficult and frustrating places to watch birds. Fortunately, many cities have green spaces where you can at least watch the antics of urban birds such as pigeons, sparrows, and starlings.

    April 08, 2009 8:57 PM  
    Blogger John L. Trapp said...

    Thanks for the comment, Gwendolen. I've found that most people, upon learning that you are interested in birds, usually have some personal story they can't wait to tell you about an experience they have had with birds.

    April 08, 2009 10:11 PM  
    Blogger John L. Trapp said...

    Marjorie, you obviously know me way too well, and are giving away my most closely held secrets.

    April 08, 2009 10:13 PM  
    Anonymous said...

    10.listen to somethings that government can't touch
    9. listenning to a bird sing is better than people trying to sing on american idol( that hurts my ears)
    8.Bird watching doesnt cost money
    7. Birds can teach us what family is all about
    6.Birds of any species can adopt,to almost any emergency

    5.Can a human be a bird for a day. what would we say then.
    4.What can we do as human to replace all parks jobs being cut.
    3.everybody need to get out enjoy nautral more often and have family times.
    2.give back to mother nature.
    1.give thanks for what we have.

    April 13, 2009 12:23 PM  

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