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Just now, Bombycilla Cedorum said:

I was actually inspired by your username @Quiscalus quiscula, and that this particular scientific name goes with my initials, no to mention the Cedar Waxwing is one of my favorite birds.

Interesting! Yeah that's me the bird nerd, using scientific bird names for everything. My older,(not oldest) sibling laughs at it, but she understands some things about birds. Our relationship is more like you and @Seanbirds. I just saw some Cedar Waxwings today, actually. Very cool birds indeed.

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13 hours ago, Seanbirds said:

One of the only things that really sucks about being a kid birder is the fact that you can’t go anywhere!! At least not without begging one of your parents to take you, which isn’t often successful.

I got lucky growing up on 20 acres with a creek. It was a bit of a haul so I only got to go on days off but it was about a 10 mile round trip pedal to the local wildlife refuge. Now I only have a 1/4 acre lot in town:classic_mellow: which I've still gotten to 41 sp so far.

P. S. Try volunteering  (aka bartering) with some extra chore that you usually hate.

12 hours ago, Seanbirds said:

...and I live in the country.

Which means that the birds come to you! Yeah I know,  not the rarities but still plenty to have fun with. I have a friend who had to move into an apartment in downtown Vancouver BC and he wasn't seeing much of anything anymore so I hunted up and sent him a couple of nearby park hotspots that all had north of 100 sp. 

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37 minutes ago, Bombycilla Cedorum said:

Just curious, are there any other musicians on here? One of the biggest reasons I haven't got into birding as much is because I've focused so much energy on violin

I play the trumpet (not religiously, I did it for school band) and I love music. I make music on my computer mainly. Here’s a link to my most recent SoundCloud stuff. I don’t finish many pieces... 🙄 

https://m.soundcloud.com/avery-fish-791264673/sets/new-beats

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13 hours ago, SirVive said:

I got lucky growing up on 20 acres with a creek. It was a bit of a haul so I only got to go on days off but it was about a 10 mile round trip pedal to the local wildlife refuge. Now I only have a 1/4 acre lot in town:classic_mellow: which I've still gotten to 41 sp so far.

P. S. Try volunteering  (aka bartering) with some extra chore that you usually hate.

Which means that the birds come to you! Yeah I know,  not the rarities but still plenty to have fun with. I have a friend who had to move into an apartment in downtown Vancouver BC and he wasn't seeing much of anything anymore so I hunted up and sent him a couple of nearby park hotspots that all had north of 100 sp. 

I do chores for free and I don't really hate them. Anyway, I succeeded in asking my parents, so I will be going to a birding hotspot sometime in the next two weeks.

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