Bird book. A book of birds. From 1983.

It’s so weird that when you become interested in something, you see that thing everywhere you go. Know what I mean? Like, when you like a certain kind of car, you see that exact car all over town. It’s strange. It happened to me recently with birds, of all things.

When I was in Florida visiting family I became obsessed with photographing birds, whether it was bald eagles…


Or any other bird…

some kind of flycatcher? can’t identify this one yet…

Back in Nashville, a week or two after returning from Florida, I went to an estate sale and as some of you might know, the wide and crazy array of things you can find at an estate sale is a real thing, and at this one I found a book.

Also, it was only a dollar! That’s $6.95 less than it was in 1983! Well, with inflation, maybe the value is about the same but whatever, I can think of lots of other things I wasted more money on.

This book has already been an asset, helping me identify birds like this one. I am slowly reading through the book and it’s really fascinating how old this makes me sound. But I’m also old enough to not care how reading a book about birds makes me sound old. I had no idea being 42 came with such freedom!

If you have a bird question, send it my way. As long as the bird you’re curious about existed in 1983 or earlier, I can look it up…

Thanks for perching on my blog for a little while!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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