Beth did a post here about some things she learned on our jaunt to West Virginia. Got me thinking about what I learned:
1. (I knew this already, but the festival really brought it home for me)
All birders are NOT stodgy, buttoned-up geeks.
(Tim plays the cowbell with the Swinging Orangutangs)
(Mary gets her freak on)
2. Some people can't read.
3. Some birders like to drink. A lot.
Let me add: This was not all of the wine, only about half. This photo was taken in the middle of the week...we had burned through about 27 bottles already.
4. Birders are eco-friendly, and can be trusted to recycle.
Coke, wine and bottled water. Breakfast of Champions.
5. After a long week of heavy birding, some birders can't take it anymore and they snap.