Monday, April 16, 2007

Famous birder quotes.

Can You identify the bird pictured above?

Here are some quotes from famous people who are known to have some connection with birding. Match the quote with the person who said it.

1)"Unrestrained greed means the ruin of the great woods and the drying up of the sources of the rivers." -also -"Speak softly and carry a big stick" -Teddy Roosevelt

2)"When I started birding, I had my father to help ID birds so I didn't need a field guide." -David Sibley

3)"Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life - all life." -Roger Tory Peterson

4) "I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could." -(sounds like something that was said a long time ago.) -John James Audubon

5)"We don’t like to just add a name to our list. We also like to learn something about each species’ habits." -(talking about birding with his wife.) -Jimmy Carter

6)"A spirit with a vision is a dream, with a mission."
-Neil Peart


Anonymous said...

Vesper Sparrow? And I'm not even going to try on the quotes.

Anonymous said...

I agree - Vesper Sparrow and a stunning shot it is! I love RUSH!! Saw them once in Toronto, once in Pittsburgh and a final time in Buffalo!

Ruth said...

Quote #3 is good for today. I don't have any guesses on the quiz. I learn more about bird ID in blogs than I do in guide books. Nice picture.

Cathy said...

I'm soooooo bad on sparrows. I probably would have tried "Lark Sparrow" just because I could ;)

1 C
2 F
3 B
4 A
5 D
6 E

Larry said...

Corey and Monarch-Honestly, I thought the sparrow was a Savannah, but I could have been wrong because I'm new at the game.-I'm running the pic by some more birders to weigh in on it.

Ruth-glad you liked quote 3 and the pic.
Cathy-good guesses-1 and 4 are correct.

Anonymous said...

Savannah was my second guess...were the edges of it's tail white in flight? If so, Vesper.

Patrick B. said...

I'm pretty sure it's a Savannah Sparrow. Vespers don't have as bold a supercillium as this bird appears to have. Also, the white malar stripe is bolder than I would expect to see on a Vesper.