42 birding tips and jokes that I thought of this year

I was going through some old columns the other day and found this one that first appeared on Nov. 27, 2015. It still makes me laugh, mostly because every morsel remains so true.

Thus, I present it again — my Thanksgiving leftovers — tidbits that did not get published this year but should have:

— The prettier the bird, the less likely it will sit still for a photo.