Re: Another Spring bike ride
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Confession time! While I normally do exactly what Cheryl said, this time I decided to “cheat.” I carried a pen and a piece of paper and wrote down the birds 5 and 10 at a time. When I did a longer ride last week, I found myself enjoying the birds less as I approached 50 (too much thinking involved). Since I was hoping for a 50+ day. I decided to cheat. But on “normal” rides I will continue to exercise my brain. As most of you know, it was my therapy to cure my “chemo-brain,” after lymphoma. Now if there was only something to cure my “dumbs**t brain.”
From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND
Sent: Friday, April 2, 2021 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Another Spring bike ride
Tom, RL here.
I tried doing the memory thing for a given place. Didn't work too well for me, too many birds at some of the places I get to. And being badly scatter-brained nowadays, why I still use pencil and paper as I go, allows me to put notes on my ebird postings later... and I can check for any place corrections. Don't care for the ebird app, takes too long when I can better use the time to observe and appreciate the time and place about me. Plus you can't seem to engage the maps and correct for Hotspots one is at.
Do miss your poetic endeavors here on some postings here, Tom. Will there be any more in the near future?
Continued Good Birding (CGB). RL
Agree with Cheryl that it’s very impressive brain work - you set a great example \uD83D\uDE0A
Reporting that we had a Spotted Towhee in our yard (near you) March 28th - a first for our (literal) yard list though I spotted one nearby years ago- oddly at rest (briefly) in the street. Do we have a theme of parallelism going here, ya think?
Also agree with Cheryl - love your reports and keep it up, please!
On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 10:25 AM Kim Liebich <birdkimliebich@...> wrote: