Evidence that birders are not quite … normal keeps emerging.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, consider this:
Last week, someone writing to the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union’s listserv reported on a trip to South Dakota during which he saw several birds for the first time, including a violet-green swallow and a western woodpeewee, which is a very cool name for a bird.
Within four hours, a Minneapolis man requested specifics on where the birds were found, explaining that he would be in the Black Hills in mid-August on his honeymoon.
I sure hope the woman he’s marrying also is a birder.