Birding at the taxpayer's expense. Head down, bin
This frankly has to be the single most mental totally utterly extreme absurd effort to get a one up over other birders.
I mean surely joining the Army to get a sandbox bird holiday is ..... Ahh who am I kidding? I just spent half hour reading and looking at pics and I'm well jealous lol. Ignore my bitterness ..
It does have its advantages - trips to the Canadian Prairie, the Arctic, jungle and the Kenyan Savannah!