Interest In Bird Watching

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Subject: Interest In Bird Watching
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 08:26:30 +0100
I have enjoyed this thread. I have been interesting in bird watching for nearly 40 years. I started in Manchester, England. I was home from school sick with a cold. Like most kids, having to stay indoors, I was bored out of my mind. In desperation my mum said I could go into my dads work room and play with his saw and hammer. The result was a weird but wonderful bird table. This was erected in out small garden, and filled with food, The result a Greenfinch! Until that day the only birds I had seen around my house were Pigeon, House Sparrow and Common Starling. Wow! a green bird. I remember shouting for my mum to come and look. She too was amazed, we didn't know what bird it was. The next thing was the purchase of a small bird book called I-SPY BIRDS. From that day I was hooked. I still have the I-SPY book, and my first note books from the 1960's. The nice thing about birding is that I am still learning.
All the best,
Eddie Chapman.  Voss.  Norway.
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