We had a wonderful time introducing our friends Beth and James Aponovich to birding. They picked it up very quickly. As artists they have great instinctive skills that aided in their birding — the ability to judge relative size and shape and appreciation for striking visual moments.
James liked the way that the yellow eyes of sleeping White Pelicans peek above a mountain of white feathers.
Beth enjoyed watching bird behavior and the delicate plumes of Snowy Egrets.
They had fun checking off the birds they saw (over 53 species in a few days) on their checklists, most of them "Life birds" for them.
By introducing people to birding you hope to ignite a spark that will lead them to a deeper interest and appreciation of the beauty of birds.
Share birding with someome you know.
All photos © Lillian Stokes, 2006