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 #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.