Flippin’ the Bird

31 03 2009

Went birding today. Let me begin by stating that I am not a birder. I don’t know shit about birds. I know mammals, particularly ungulates, and I know habitat systems. Minus birds. But alas, two of my former colleagues from the Phoenix Zoo called me and wanted me to go out of town with them to look at some birds. I said “what the hell?”

A little riparian zone in the desert.

A little riparian zone in the desert.

They were listening for something...

They were listening for something...

I'm checking our altitude. Among other things.

I'm checking our altitude. Among other things.

I don't recall what these are.

I don't recall what these are.

Don't touch this.

Don't touch this.

Don't eat this.

Don't eat this.

Birders in action.

Birders in action.

So I actually had a great time. We spotted a couple of red hawks, a black hawk, some cardinals, a couple of different warbler species, and some monster ravens. Anytime I get out to see wildlife I’m happy. It’s what I wish I could do everyday. It’s what I used to do everyday. Now I make pizzas. Life is funny. Or something like that.

After our little trip we swung back into civilization for a couple of beers and saw a movie…The Watchmen. It was three hours of blue zebra schlong and graphic violence. I’m not saying I hated the movie…but I don’t recommend it. That is, unless CGI blue glowing penis is your thing.

Tomorrow the work week begins. Hell yes.

Going yard.

Going yard.

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