May 07 2012
People cue on the actions of others. During The Biggest Week in American Birding the cues are swift and intense.
On Saturday afternoon as I left Metzger Marsh I found a guy so intent on a bird that he was willing to scratch the finish on his truck to see it.
Walking on the car is forbidden in my family. This guy was breaking all the rules so I pulled over to take his picture.
Immediately, his sentinel position prompted others to stop too. “What are you looking at?”
In 60 seconds he had drawn a crowd.
I don’t know what prompted all the excitement. I was too hungry and “birded out” to ask.
(photos by Kate St. John)