If you bird long enough, these things happen. I didn't think this was quite right for the Birding Trips forum, but the powers that be can move it if they feel it is. A thread for any harrowing birding stories. Poor choices made (which for me, usually happen when I bird alone) or accidents that happened. Bonus points if there is a moral to the story to help other birders make better choices. ? Story 1 from me: Earlier this year, in January, I took my annual trek down to Southwest Georgi