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18 hours ago, Avery said:

I think it's that awkward thing you do when chasing warblers, where you have to keep your gear from bouncing around. 

Oh, yeah, I know what you're talking about now!  Like when you're in a hurry and you just toss your gear on the passenger seat without securing it, and driving along the rough trail causes it to fall on the floor?  I just didn't know there was a word for that.

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All this talk about running made me double check to see if I had inadvertently clicked on the Young Birders thread. 😆 

I will rush for my camera if a photo opportunity should arise, I'll dash from the van to the house in bad weather, I'll even chase a piece of trash blowing away in the wind, but my knees and I will leave the running for the Young Birders.

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You might be a birder if you’re thinking this whilst in the dentist with your teeth being operated on: “All those good hotspots must be nearby! Hmmm I wonder if there’s any continuing rarities nearby. I wish I brought my phone, coulda started an eBird checklist…”

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1 hour ago, Snake Fingers said:

You might be a birder if you’re thinking this whilst in the dentist with your teeth being operated on: “All those good hotspots must be nearby! Hmmm I wonder if there’s any continuing rarities nearby. I wish I brought my phone, coulda started an eBird checklist…”

My dentist's treatment rooms have windows.  Great view of some deciduous trees and shrubs while I'm waiting.  Mostly mocks and thrashers.

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1 hour ago, Snake Fingers said:

You might be a birder if you’re thinking this whilst in the dentist with your teeth being operated on: “All those good hotspots must be nearby! Hmmm I wonder if there’s any continuing rarities nearby. I wish I brought my phone, coulda started an eBird checklist…”

I've submitted from outside a dentist's office before. 😆 I had got to keep up that checklist streak.

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Two of my favorite restaurants are eBird hotspots, and it's nice getting a window seat by the trees. I've seen nine species at each of them.

You might be a birder if your photographer father doesn't appreciate you stopping to identify birds in a field with no photographic opportunities. 😉

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17 hours ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

I've submitted from outside a dentist's office before. 😆 I had got to keep up that checklist streak.

I've submitted from at least five different medical facilities.  Two during a family member's ER visit (COVID protocols mandated I wait outside), one during a family member's scheduled operation, three during routine appointments.  It's a great way to distract yourself.

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14 minutes ago, Kevin said:

You are a birder when you go on a trip and come home with nothing but bird photos.

There are other things to photograph besides birds???? My archives indicate that you can stay at home for weeks, sometimes months, at a time and still end up with nothing but bird photos. 

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