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fire-capped tit still in male breeding plumage

2015-11-18 - 6:45 a.m.

Nov. 11, 2015

I don't like to get into naming names & making claims in my personal diary, but let's just say that one of the people on this tour has some issues with alcohol & even after having the sherpas pack in like four bottles of wine, this person was already freaking out the next day about the fact that they would have to hike down to the next village to get more booze. Some poor guide was assigned to hike this person down a stony mountainside to find more wine. Skipping ahead, you will not be very surprised to find out that this individual is now fairly openly swilling Seagram's from noontime on. Could have done that in the first place & saved a lot of time...Ha.

I had a great day for small/passerine birding today but I see I have to show up for breakfast in a minute so I'll have to leave the thrilling report later. There were times when mixed flocks of color came flitting by and all I could do was stand in wonder at the sight. But slowly, slowly, I am learning to pick out some of the species. I must say I have a special affection for the Black-throated Tit. They are a little bit of nothing that appears almost beakless, and yet they look so intense.

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