When I was a kid I could think of very few things more boring that birding. Snooooooozer. But lately I find myself wanting to learn of and identify birds. I really have no idea why. However, the more I watch them, the more interested I become.
I have a nifty little bird book with pictures for identification,I have no shortage of birds out my window, and I have a crappy set of binoculars sitting next that give me a headache whenever I use them because only one eye focuses at a time. But that's off the subject.
Last week I was SURE I had finally identified a bird and was feeling quite proud of my accomplishment. The description I read fit the bill (haha. Bird joke). But then I stumbled across another website with better pictures and description and I'm pretty sure I am WAAAAY off.
I have, however, learned some pretty funny things in my ornithological quest. Who names these birds, anyway? Must have been men. There's a bird called a bushtit!?!?!? And one called a booby!!! What the heck!?!?! What, exactly, does the booby look like??