Thursday, November 02, 2006

Birding meme from Mike McDowell

From Mike McDowell who got it from Nuthatch:

What state (or country) do you live in?: Central PA, USA
How long have you been birding?: Seriously since 2005.
Are you a "lister"?: Not really. Don’t really understand listservs!
ABA Life List: under a hundred.
Overall Life List: Same.
3 Favorite Birding Spots: my backyard/marsh behind my house near Spring Mills PA, Shaver’s Creek just south of State College PA, and--I don't know yet. A place yet to be discovered.
Favorite birding spot outside your home country: The only times I’ve ever been outside this country were to go to San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico. And I was a kid, not really into birding. Farthest you've traveled to chase a rare bird: I’ve not yet done one of these chases.
"Best" bird sighting: late spring, marsh behind the house, an American bittern.
Most wanted trip: Galapagos Islands or Costa Rica.
Most wanted bird: anything not on my list.
What model and brand of bins do you use?: Leupold 9x35 (old)
What model and brand of scope do you use?: my own homemade one with 21X magnification and an 80mm x 400mm FL objective (though it’s still in the prototype stage). Someday I may buy a Swarovski ATHD80—but I can’t see spending that kind of dough on a scope.
What was the last lifer you added to your list?: Bald eagle.
Where did you see your last lifer?: my backyard.
What's the last bird you saw today?: cedar waxwing (I think) this morning.
Best bird song you've heard ever: couldn’t ID it, but it was beautiful and strange.
Favorite birding moment: The first time I digiscoped.
Least favorite thing about birding: Best times to view birds are either when I’m asleep or at work.
Favorite thing about birding: Birds' quirky and interesting behaviors.
Favorite field guide for the US: Peterson’s.
Favorite non-field guide bird book: haven’t really read any yet.
Who is your birder icon?: ? Maybe Birdchick.
Do you have a bird feeder(s)?: Yes.
Favorite feeder bird?: Black-Capped Chickadee and Northern Cardinal (a tie)

1 comment:

LauraHinNJ said...

Bald eagle is a great yard bird!

This was fun, wasn't it?