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Talk "Baby" Birdie to Me

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

My first blog entry! I've been nervous and procrasting about writing this blog. I couldn't figure out how to begin this literary journey of wildlife experiences. I first though about sharing one of my aha moments while exploring the wilderness but then I remembered a story that my mom shared with me...about me and a bird.

My grandfather, Robert Dixon, graced me with humourous nickname as an infant, he called me "Woodstock" (in a very deep voice). That name was bestowed upon me because I had sprigs of hair that stood up on my head like the little bird on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip, Peanuts and The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show. The fictional character Woodstock was a Yellow Canary and Snoopy's best friend.

My mom said that one day, as she was driving, she told me that we were on the way to see my grandparents. As we started passing landmarks that were close to their house, I began imitating my grandfather in his deep voice, saying "Woodstock" and "Stockwood". My mom was very tickled by this and also pleased that at the age of one, I was also learning logistics. Looking at my baby picture above, there is certainly a resemblance to Woodstock's hairstyle. I also think I wore that same style my 30's.

In this blog, I imagine that I'll cover a diverse amount of topics, mostly related to the natural world. If you haven't already figured it out, I have a special affinity with birds, their behavior and the biological similarities they share with humans. I hope that you enjoy this "wild"journey with me. ~Day

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