A slower approach to bird-watching
Published 10/17/2012, West Fargo Pioneer
I’m typically not a person to sit still when it comes to being in the out-of-doors. Fly-fishing was a sport which occupied a significant portion of my personal time earlier in life. Rare was the instance when I wasn’t continually working up or down a river. So it is with birding; non-stop walking or driving is pretty much my modus operandi, slowing only to scan surroundings before moving on. For this reason I’m not sure I would be a very effective bowhunter if it meant sitting in a blind for hours at a time. Yet there is something in the air this time of year which seems to lend itself to, well, slowing down a bit.Word count: 766
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