[CT Birds] The incidental birder

jim at worldpeace.org jim at worldpeace.org
Tue Jan 6 13:43:09 EST 2009

And for yet another type of list that I just started keeping a bit  
ago after my dear friend Angela Dimmitt mentioned she kept (Angela,  
hope you don't me sharing).

It's a dream list.
Jayne, sounds like you have us all beat on Hummers and my list so far  
is Gull heavy, but I have a lot more dreaming to do.

Jim Dugan

On Jan 6, 2009, at 1:09 PM, David.F.Provencher at dom.com wrote:

> Being too busy (for the umpteenth year) to consider anything like a  
> big
> birding year, I'm going to keep track of how many species I get in  
> CT when
> NOT birding. For instance, when returning from bringing my daughter to
> school in Preston yesterday, I spotted a Black Vulture over Rte  
> 165. So
> that goes on the "incidental" list. Also on the list is the Hermit  
> Thrush
> on edge of the access road to Millstone Station that I saw this  
> morning on
> the way to work. But the Gray Catbird and Field Sparrow at the boat  
> ramp at
> Barn Island that I saw Sunday don't count since I was birding with  
> friends.
> So my bird list for 2009 will be the species of bird I identify  
> while not
> birding. This should finally dispel those nasty rumors going around  
> about
> my being sane.
> Dave
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