Day 13 Adventure: Birding Watch, listen and learn the language of the birds.. Kaku Kaku!
Ya know, I've never been a big fan of birds, they actually terrify me. I had a very bad experience in a Bird Aviary as a kid. However, I am curious about the language of Birders. Here's some cool bird lingo : What is the difference between birding and bird watching? If you notice birds while traveling, you're a birdwatcher. If you travel to see birds, you're a birder. If you drive to see a rare bird in Maine, you're a birder. If you go because your friend drags you along to see it, you're a birdwatcher.
What is a lifer in birding? The term lifer describes a bird that is seen and positively identified for the very first time by a birder. The same bird cannot be a lifer for the birder if it is seen a second time. What is a twitcher in birding ? The term twitcher, sometimes misapplied as a synonym for birder, is reserved for those who travel long distances to see a rare bird that would then be ticked, or counted on a list. So, here’s your task-30 minutes of time outside today and try to spot one or more birds with your eyes and ears. Follow that bird and try to get a good look at it. Study its colors and features. Watch it's mannerisms -- does it stay in the trees, forage on the ground or stay near water? Listen to it's calls and songs.
WalkAbout Wild journal prompt: What types of birds did you see? Did you find yourself tempted to copy the birds songs? Did you imagine yourself taking flight? Pose of the Day: Eagle Pose: Benefits are : strengths legs and increases concentration. The first thru the fourth Chakras are activated with assistance from the sixth for balance.
How to Eagle: Stand tall in mountain pose. Place all your weight heavy in your right foot with a slight bend to the knee. Cross left knee over right knee balancing on the right toes. Squeeze thighs together and have a seat.
"The sound of the birds stops the noise in my mind." ~ Carly Simon