Now that I shared some of my favorite birding experiences of 2007....."What do I have planned for the rest of 2008?" Here are a few ideas that I have in mind:
When I first started the blog I thought that I'd be posting five times a week. I've decided that posting a minimum of twice a week is a pace that I'm more comfortable with. I'll probably post more often during Spring and Fall migration.
- I have some ideas for posts that are a little--unusual--I guess. I plan on posting them with the label "Wacky Wednesdays" in order to make it clear that they are just for fun and not to be taken too seriously.
- It would be nice if I could find someone who would like to be a guest blogger before year's end.
- My wife, Joan, has been proofreading my blog to look for mistakes and sentences which are poorly phrased, etc. I like having her involved because it makes her more tolerant of the time that I spend birding and on the computer .-Don't tell her though-I wouldn't want her to know that I'm such a master of psychology!
On My Wish List:
- Upgrade in binoculars-(Preferably Swarovski, Leica, etc).
- New scope and tripod-I'm a little more open minded for my options on this one.
- One of those bird-pod gadgets that plays back bird songs.
- Some new camping equipment-A cot, mini-propane stove, and led lantern.
- A portable bird blind so that I might get some better photos.
- I'd like to take Joan on a nice vacation-(At a location that would have different species than what I can see in Connecticut).---The key word here is wish.-I seriously doubt that I'll get everything on this list.- Unless, I win the lotto -and I don't play the lotto so my odds of winning it are probably fairly low.
- I would like to make use of "e-bird". I've been putting that off for awhile.
- Lead or organize a couple of local field trips for beginning birders.
- Capture and upload some audio clips of spring migrants. I haven't figured how to upload strictly audio.
- Take some video of Spring Migrants-particularly thrushes and warblers.
- Explore at least 2 new places per month.
- Learn to fly much in the way a bird does (think of how much gas I could save).
- Continue to improve my identification skills.
The above is just a few of my thoughts on what I'd like to do this year!
What are your goals & wishes in regards to birding, blogging, and nature for this year?