Friday, September 3, 2010

A Walk In The Park

I had an email. Lowell asked if I could post information on the blog about a series of forthcoming guided autumn bird watching walks in his local park. No problem, heck I’m all for encouraging people to get out and learn about birds and the environment. So I read on and the penny, or in this case the cent dropped, Lowell meant Central Park, New York, The Big Apple, with bird walks led by expert birders from the American Museum of Natural History.

Black and White Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Central Park

Now either Lowell hadn’t read my blog in sufficient detail to realise that I and most of my readers are in the UK or he understands the power of the Internet more than I do. But then I thought about it a bit more and looked through my statistics and saw that in actual fact I have over 1000 visitors from the US since October last year from places as far apart as San Francisco, Kentucky, Idaho and yes, even New York. Geography was never my strongest subject but I do know that it’s more than a short bus ride or subway journey from Kentucky, San Francisco or Boise to Central Park so I hope Lowell doesn’t think I can get him a few dozen extra punters at the drop of a Stetson, but I guess he’d be happy with one or two. So right now I’m giving everyone plenty of notice because the walks don’t start until Tuesday 7th September, SEE HERE

That’s time enough even for some of the more wealthy UK birders to hop on a plane and take part in support of a good cause. But Lowell you must realise UK birders are real tightwads, as many rarity collection buckets devoid of dollar bills but containing a myriad of ancient buttons and foreign coins long since obsolete can testify.

Yellow-breasted Chat

Hooded Warbler

Red-eyed Vireo

Wilson’s Warbler

Maybe I should go myself, especially since I have just given Lowell a free ad and he owes me. I will need a Virgin Atlantic return ticket please Lowell, preferably business or first class, plus a Yellow Cab to and from JFK.

5 comments:

Idaho Birder said...

Hilarious post! I enjoyed your wit. I'd sure love to visit Central Park in NYC, but I guess I'll have to go and sell some more Idaho potatoes first.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Phil, I must say, I have a new favorite that one day I must see! What a little charmer is that Black and White Warbler. Oh my goodness, such a sweet bird and the markings are wonderful. What a beauty. Yep, your friend Lowell must have had in mind the Internet world:)

Paco Sales said...

Hola amigo, me encantan tus reportajes de estas lindas avecillas, la primera es preciosa al igual que la vista del Central park, un abrazo amigo

Stu said...

Had a bit of a shock when I opened this, a B&W Warbler in Lancashire I though!!!!!!!

Manz said...

Great stuff sharing the info... I'm an Australian reader - maybe we both should be boarding planes!

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