[wisb] Re: Organized Bird Tours and Bad Experiences

I was leading a birding tour of four people once and the non-birding husband of 
one of the birders kept whining about the chilly weather for May, the 
mosquitos, the mud and the fact that he didn't want to be there. More than 
once, he scared birds away with his loud complaining. By late morning, he 
became so obnoxious, that I got fed up and stated that the tour was over - to 
which he replied "Good! This bottle's almost empty anyway!" He then proceeded 
to slug down the last few drops of a quart of Jack Daniels, and throw the empty 
bottle in the marsh. I dropped them off at the country tavern where I had 
picked them up that morning, got paid (he gave me a good tip!) and drove back 
to the marsh and picked up the empty bottle.
In spite of the experience, I have much worse ones guiding 
fishermen!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daryl and/or Sherry Christensen 
-Daryl Christensen
Marquette County, WI
www.darylchristensen.com 
www.marquettecountyguide.com

"There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of birds. There is 
something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance 
that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter."
-Rachel Carson                                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                    
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