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Now that the U.S. mission is accomplished and all is peaceful in Afghanistan, my friend and I want to head over there to do some bird-watching. Do you have any suggestions to make our trip more enjoyable?
Phil in Pennsylvania.
An intriguing choice of destination. As it turns out, the Afghans have a similar hobby. It”™s called drone-watching.
You may want to do just a tad more research regarding your notion that the U.S. is leaving under tranquil conditions. Let”™s say for the sake of tourism risk analysis that a range of one to ten starts at 1) “a picnic,” and concludes at 10) “you must be nuts.” Afghanistan is an 11.
More on that later.
Likely you want to know what kind of birds to watch. May I suggest a notable local resident, the Hoopoe, also known as Upupa Epops.
Readily identified by its crown of feathers, it can also be recognized by it peculiar call, “oop-oop-oop.”
Among distinguishing characteristics of the Hoopoe is its ability to direct a stream of feces at a predator.
But let”™s talk about your plan in general. Continue reading “Ask The Fiddler #2: Bird Watching in Afghanistan”