We interrupt the entries about Gautemala to talk about the San Diego Bird Festival! I'm in sunny SoCal for the next few days to speak and go on some fabulous field trips. Guatemala needs to be put on hold because I need to have all my notes nearby to make sure I get my species correct.
Last night as I was digiscoping them, a woman came up to ask if I saw anything good. I told her that to me, coot feet are exciting--I so rarely get the chance to see the feet. Another case of a familiar bird in a different habitat acting incrediby mellow. Minnesota coots do not put up with foot fetishests like myself.
But I need to wind up my hotel digiscoping. I'm putting the final touches on my programs. This afternoon I'm doing an "attracting birds program" and tonight I get to do some storytelling. I'm going to do my "The Woman Who Could Talk To Birds" story based on one very persistant caller we had when I worked at the wild bird store. Good times!
If any of you are at the gathering tonight, stop by and say hello!