[Tweeters] Favorite bird, was: SNIPES!!!

Joshua Glant josh.n.glant at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 10:06:52 PST 2015

For me, the Common Raven is my favorite bird. In addition to holding a special place as my sparkbird, they're just so intelligent and interesting to watch, and I personally believe that they are very handsome birds. :)

I also have always enjoyed the Northwest native myths of Raven the Trickster, and it's not anthropomorphism to say that ravens are mysterious birds... There's still so much we still don't know about them!

Of course, it's hard to narrow it down to one species, as has been said before. If I may share one more bird for honorable mention, it would have to be the Eurasian Wigeon. One of my favorite winter activities is going out and seeing one of these gorgeous Siberian visitors among a flock of American cousins.

I look forward to hearing more replies about favorite birds! Joshua Glant

Mercer Island, WA

Josh.n.glant at gmail.com

> On Nov 29, 2015, at 9:51 AM, Jeremy Davis <davisjp23 at hotmail.com> wrote:


> I'll toss my hat in the ring with Kingfishers. There's something about that loud boisterous cackle and the air show-like flybys that make them fun to watch.


> Jeremy

> Kenmore, WA


> Sent from my iPhone


>> On Nov 29, 2015, at 9:17 AM, Teresa Michelsen <teresa at avocetconsulting.com> wrote:


>> I’ll bite :)

>> I can’t narrow it down to a single bird, but I’ve developed a fondness for Trogons over the years. They’re silent, elegant, colorful, and a bit odd-looking. Typically, you’ll be looking and looking off into a likely patch of forest, only to find that there’s one stealthily sitting on a branch right behind you, nonchalantly demonstrating your lack of observational skills. And then of course, there are the Quetzals, which are actually Trogons, and who could resist those :)


>> Teresa Michelsen

>> North Bend, WA



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