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Old 06-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #31
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I owe you another "Thank you"...what for? It is a secret (for now).
I'm very impatient when it comes to secrets! Can't wait to hear what you've got going on
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #32
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Maybe that would make good winter reading (when I don't have so many other things to do).
They are audio CDs, so you can listen to them in the car, while doing yardwork via headphones... just about anywhere! The one suggestion I have though is that it is best to listen when that's the only thing you're doing, because you do have to pay close attention. I was "lucky" enough to have months of down time on the couch while recovering from my broken ankle. I should say I was lucky enough to discover these CDs while I had lots of down time. But it's all broken up into small groups of similar sounding birds - each track is only 5-10 minutes long and you can just do one at a time.

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I'm starting to wonder if I'm not a true birder.
I think there are several levels, and styles, of birding. I'm not one of those people who will travel 100+ miles to see a rare bird, but I certainly know some of them! I also know a lot of "backyard birders". The fact that you care about birds, and want to learn more about them is what in my mind makes you a true birder.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:32 AM   #33
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They are audio CDs, so you can listen to them in the car, while doing yardwork via headphones... just about anywhere! The one suggestion I have though is that it is best to listen when that's the only thing you're doing, because you do have to pay close attention. I was "lucky" enough to have months of down time on the couch while recovering from my broken ankle. I should say I was lucky enough to discover these CDs while I had lots of down time. But it's all broken up into small groups of similar sounding birds - each track is only 5-10 minutes long and you can just do one at a time.



I think there are several levels, and styles, of birding. I'm not one of those people who will travel 100+ miles to see a rare bird, but I certainly know some of them! I also know a lot of "backyard birders". The fact that you care about birds, and want to learn more about them is what in my mind makes you a true birder.
The CDs I've used for years are the Stokes Guides(eastern region, of course 3cds. My girls love to listen to them too. Especially the owl calls. It's great learning. I've been a birder since I was small but I chose my other interests when I was in school. Now I regret that. It's funny that my younger sister was the one of us who continued on with biology and is now finishing up her Ph.d. in wildlife biology studying exactly that---birds! Go figure....I'm "just" the backyard birder now...she's the "expert"...lol
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:55 AM   #34
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They are audio CDs...
I guess I should have opened the link.

I thought I could always go back when I had more time.

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I was "lucky" enough to have months of down time on the couch while recovering from my broken ankle. I should say I was lucky enough to discover these CDs while I had lots of down time. But it's all broken up into small groups of similar sounding birds - each track is only 5-10 minutes long and you can just do one at a time.
Sounds like something I can do in the car, I like that.

I also like your rephrasing of being lucky.

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I think there are several levels, and styles, of birding. I'm not one of those people who will travel 100+ miles to see a rare bird, but I certainly know some of them! I also know a lot of "backyard birders". The fact that you care about birds, and want to learn more about them is what in my mind makes you a true birder.
Well, I'm definitely some kind of birder...just not the travel to see a rare bird kind either, I guess. I'm enjoying what I've been doing...and will enjoy it more if I can--somehow--draw them in closer.
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The CDs I've used for years are the Stokes Guides(eastern region, of course 3cds. My girls love to listen to them too. Especially the owl calls. It's great learning. I've been a birder since I was small but I chose my other interests when I was in school. Now I regret that. It's funny that my younger sister was the one of us who continued on with biology and is now finishing up her Ph.d. in wildlife biology studying exactly that---birds! Go figure....I'm "just" the backyard birder now...she's the "expert"...lol
I could look into those too...someday. Yup, Easter region is the way to go for me too.

At least you can pick her brain if you so desire...and you have that interest in common.
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I'm very impatient when it comes to secrets! Can't wait to hear what you've got going on
I'd ask you to guess, but it might not be fair since you said you wouldn't bring it up again.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:03 AM   #37
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I'd ask you to guess, but it might not be fair since you said you wouldn't bring it up again.
I had a feeling that's what it was about, but I can't imagine why you'd thank me. What did I do?
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I had a feeling that's what it was about, but I can't imagine why you'd thank me. What did I do?
I can thank the redstart for getting me to start too.

This whole conversation and my desire to draw the birds in closer to me while providing one of their necessities for life got me started, but there was something about your comments combined with everything else that got me to go back to my watergarden project. For that, I thank you.

It is, unfortunately, not ready for an unveiling yet.
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Dapjwy, I thought of you this morning when I saw a fledgling oriole at our "pond"!!!! The male & female have been hanging around all spring, often just coming to our yard for the water, but it was so cool to see when they brought a fledgling! I hope you get to see one soon, if you add water you'll be surprised all the birds that will come, it really does draw them in.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #40
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Well, you're welcome!

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we can't wait to see it unveiled! Take your time (but not too much time )! I hope it turns out just the way you want it.

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