Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Countdown to 11/11: 2 days to go!

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
Top 11 reasons to look forward to turning 59 years old:

Number 2: The Number 59 bird on my lifelist is the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. I saw my very first one of these splendid birds on June 23, 1975, The snow-white underside; the big spots on the long, long tail; the pretty, slightly decurved yellow bill. Everything about this bird was cool and funky. And then it began to call. Took my breath away!