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What we talk about when we talk about reputation

10,000 Birds

In my vast experience in the terrifying outland that is the world of the non-birder, the biggest question I get concerns the inherent trustworthiness of the avocation. I found this young Glaucous Gull at a Raleigh landfill among several thousand more common birds. What happens if you get caught. It’s your reputation.

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Kite Running

10,000 Birds

Last week I was leading a field trip for the spring meeting of the Carolina Bird Club at Howell Woods, a patch of bottomland hardwood forest in Johnston County just southeast of Raleigh. This is a bird that does not mess around.