Sunday, October 17, 2010
Drat, it hasn't yet been a month. I'm overstepping my quota.
But, I feel obligated to report that Piping Plovers are adorable. Even scruffy ones with only one leg. The fact that it was a new Berrien County bird wasn't all that impressive given that I've birded the county once before, but it was also a county bird for my friend Alison, whose Berrien list exceeds mine by a few hundred species.
Fish Crows lack the charm of Piping Plovers. The fact that it was a new state bird for me didn't change its status as a sniveling, pathetic invader hanging around a landfill.
Fish Crows ≠ Piping Plovers
Fish Crows < Piping Plovers
Piping Plovers ≈ (chocolate sundae)^3
This is a crude attempt to mathematically communicate the joy of birding.