but everyone spoke about Kazakhstan.
Well, that is understandable as searching for inspiration is boring and Kazakhstan has Borat.
Like an unexpected snake in the grass, he pulled out this incredible centimeter-specific info on where to find one of the most incredible birds on earth (imho). Can you picture this:
Tour guide [Vladimir]: "Hello everyone and welcome Kazakhstan. My name Vladimir. Not Putin. He my cousin. haha, I make joke! You hear? ... I show you birds."
[a while later]
Tour leader: "Vladimir, this is Dale. He is obsessed with birds. and mammals. and bugs"
Dale: "when do we see the Ibisbill?"
Vladimir: "hello Dale, you like bird?"
Dale: "ahh.... yes... So, when do we see the Ibisbill?"
Vladimir: "soon, Dale, first we drink breakfast vodka!"
Dale: "are there any Ibisbill at the vodka?"
This might be a long week for Vladimir. But at least with Jochen's help, I will have some good amo to annoy Vlad' and make sure we pick up the Ibisbill!
[please excuse my lack of all not completely necessary words in the dialogue. My Russian is ghastly to say the least so I was just reflecting the equivalent of how I ramble in a new foreign language]
So back to Jochen. He has a pretty cool blog "Bell Tower Birding". His latest post is a definite read. All the way through. I mean it, read the entire contents of his latest blog post on indistinguishable warbler songs - a very funny look at the trails of learning bird calls, especially when they all sound the same (as they invariably do).
So Jochen's post was referring to Patrick's question on The Hawk Owl's Nest:
Ok, time for a poll. What's your favorite warbler song? Let's stick with North American wood warblers. It's a tough call, but I think I'm going to go with Blackburnian.
To extend that theme to include a few more people in the world (well, we don't all live in North America, you know), here is my reply:
Ok, time for a poll. What is your favourite warbler song? Let's stick to earth warblers. In fact, it doesn't even have to be a warbler. As long as it sings. Or grunts.