Friday, June 19, 2009

You might be a Birder if....

You might be a Birder if...

You might be a birder if you can say exactly where you saw a dozens of lifebirds but don't recall exactly where you first met your spouse.

You cringe when friends tell you they saw a ruffled grouse or a seagull.

The roads around your favorite birding spot are completely covered with skid marks.

No, you don't think all those little brown birds in the field guide look the same.

You try to convince your child to go to college in Southeastern Arizona, for "special reasons".

You might be a birder if you're all the time wanting to stop the car, and your riders are saying "What are you stopping for?"


*Bird humor from Bowman's Bird Stuff

36 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Cute! We're always putting the skids on when we're out and about, because we've spotted some kind of bird.

Mildred said...

Really cute Shelley!

bennie and patsy said...

I am a just getting started back yard birder.lol
Patsy

Dorothy said...

I'm just a wannabe birder. I like birds and photographing birds,but don't know all it takes to be a REAL birder. Cute post.

Cindy said...

Those are cute.

Jen said...

HA!!! yep i meet the criteria here and yes, I have been talking to Brad about transfering to Tuscn. L)

Matt Latham said...

Brilliant and so true!

Richard said...

You might be a birder if after a rain storm you put out towels for the birds to dry off on. Works for the squirrels too.

jalynn01 said...

Here's one for you: you might be a birder if: you get flipped the 'bird' more often than not cause you're sitting in the middle of the road with your camera out the window. LOL

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute Shelley.... I used to be one of those who thought all little brown birds were Sparrows... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Daisy said...

Very clever! Thanks for the smile, Shelley! :D

The Retired One said...

So true!
Funny coincidence too...because I just gave my hubby a lecture that he doesn't stop fast enough when I tell him to stop because I want to photograph something...after scolding him about it, we both laughed...he said "I can't believe I just got scolded because I am a safe driver and watch that we don't get rear-ended." ha

holdingmoments said...

lol, nice one Shelley.

I think I might be a Birder then. ;)

Jenny said...

So so true! My name's Jenny and I'm a birder! Don't think I'll kick the habit though! (-:

Chris said...

We, I am I guess, my family can probably tell better than me, but these points, gosh, I do them all!!!!
Great post Shelley.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Guess that settles it.I'm a Birder.Worse things could happen.LOL
Blessings,Ruth

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Those are cute and sound more than a little true.

Ms. ~K said...

Guilty of many (most)...
Kit

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Funny, Shelley! With regard to the brown birds one: I've got a sparrow-like bird that I don't recognize visiting the yard. I'm going to try to post tomorrow to see if I can get some help ID-ing it.

Sit A Spell said...

Love it and so true!

Kallen305 said...

LOL Shelley. I soooo identify with most of them. HA!

troutbirder said...

Yup. That's me too...

Rural Rambler said...

Happily guilty!! For some reason Country Husband thinks every little brown bird is a chipping sparrow-have no idea whats up with that!!?

Ginnymo said...

Ha! Ha! Cute post Shelly!! I might not be a "birder" but I will wait in my window standing on a stool sometimes for an hour at a time just to get a good shot of something. Sometimes I hate it when I have to go tot he bathroom and it interupts me..Ha!

Deborah Godin said...

I used to have a bumperticker (several vehicles ago) that said, "Caution: Birders - Sudden stops"!!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

LOL! Great post, Shell. You know the best people!!!

Hugs, JJ

Bird Girl said...

I definitely think I'm a birder...whaddaya think? Cute, Shelley!

dAwN said...

Oh my..I think i am one of those!

Tim Rucci said...

Humorous yet truthful observations, Shelly. It made me smile...

Abe Lincoln said...

I stop for birds!

Knatolee said...

Speaking of birds, check out what this Mama bird used for nesting material:

http://pendaisysdayz.blogspot.com/2009/06/birds-and-buds.html

Made me smile!

Tina said...

Funny..love the skid marks comment..that could be me..just ask my poor dog?

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Funny, I guess you passed the test.

The Birdlady said...

Oh, yeah!

Leedra said...

I am shocked that you don't have a photo with this. Loved this, just have to poke at you.

Rene said...

Love it! Also, if you get the "what are you looking at?" And when I say, "Did you hear that?", everyone looks at me puzzled and says, "Hear what?"