[Tweeters] Birds and Golf Courses

David Barber dbarber71 at comcast.net
Sun May 19 13:32:48 PDT 2013


I always carry binocs and usually a camera when on the golf course. Among the highlights are the road runner who jumped up on our cart and the bobcat we followed for two and a half holes.

David Barber

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On May 19, 2013, at 11:26 AM, "Kelly Cassidy" <lostriver at completebbs.com> wrote:


> I’ve never played golf, but (weirdly) have enjoyed watching golf on TV ever since we got a hi-def TV. (I have no idea how anyone could enjoy watching TV golf in pre-hi-def days.)

>

> Birds on golf courses are amazingly tolerant of the big crowds of people. Even when Tiger Woods is in the lead on a Sunday, with the accompanying circus of thousands of onlookers, the birds are remarkably calm. I wonder if those herons stalking fish near a putting green ever wonder why those strange humans have their sporadic and unpredictable migrations to golf courses.

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> I can’t be the only one who mentally ranks golf courses by the quality of the habitat outside the fairways and greens and along the edges of the water hazards. Can’t stand to see those golf courses with the water lined with vertical man-made walls or the grass mowed the edge of the water.

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> Just wish those cameramen would spend a little more time zooming in on some of the birds. They seem so compelled to focus on the golf ball all the time. I don’t get it.

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> Kelly Cassidy

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> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Gary Bletsch

> Sent: Friday, May 17, 2013 7:57 PM

> To: Levi Simpson

> Cc: tweeters tweeters

> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Birds and Golf Courses

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> Dear Levi and Tweeters,

>

> Although I almost never play golf any more, I must admit I've been a golfer longer than I've been a birder, which is a while now. After I'd been golfing for a few years, and had also subsequently taken up birding, I asked my dad if I might bring my binoculars along in my golf bag. Dad was horrified at the mere suggestion, and so I have yet to do anything of the kind.

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> Even so, just about all of the scorecards I've kept have things like "WAVI 2" and "PIWO" written in the margin, in the extra rows for additional players, on the front page (on top of the usual logo or aerial photo of the course) and so forth!

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> Yours truly,

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> Gary Bletsch

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> Near Lyman, Washington (Skagit County), USA

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> garybletsch at yahoo.com

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> "Nun," sagte ich, "wenn ich ein Taugenichts bin, so ist's gut, so will ich in die Welt gehen, und mein Glueck machen." Und eigentlich war mir das recht lieb, denn es war mir kurz vorher selber eingefallen, auf Reisen zu gehen, da ich die Goldammer, welche im Herbst und Winter immer betruebt an unserm Fenster sang: "Bauer, miet' mich, Bauer, miet' mich!" nun in der schoenen Fruehlingszeit wieder ganz stolz und lustig vom Baume rufen hoerte: "Bauer, behalt' deinen Dienst!"

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> From: Levi Simpson <levs55 at yahoo.com>

> To: "tweeters at u.washington.edu" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> Sent: Friday, May 17, 2013 1:03 PM

> Subject: [Tweeters] Birds and Golf Courses

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> Does anyone ever go around a golf course to look at birds? Or look while playing?

> I was just at one the other day in a tournament and one thing I have found is the birds have really got use to humans being around. We drove our cart past a Blue Heron that was no more than 5 feet from us, didn't fly off or anything, it kept it's eye on us but that was it, unless thats normal, im no expert. (Wish I had my camera). Same with the geese and their little goslings, we were putting about 8 feet away from some just hanging out in the grass.

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> Im taking my camera next time I go out golfing.

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