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Birds: The ways of the waxbill

Birds: The ways of the waxbill
Common waxbill. Photo: Dylan Vasapoli
Common waxbill. Photo: Dylan Vasapoli

I’ve been a fanatical birder all my life and I will sing the praises of this pastime to anyone who will listen. Birding gets you out in nature, teaches you to appreciate beauty in little things, engages all your senses, stimulates your mind, builds lasting friendships and is a fantastic excuse to buy travel magazines! But I will admit, begrudgingly, that there are some drawbacks. 

One of the major negatives of being a birder is that you’re constantly…

Sorry. I thought I heard something interesting outside. What was I saying? Oh yes: You’re constantly distracted.

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