Hi, I just joined the forum and wanted to introduce myself. I am not an experienced birder by any means but I am natural history buff with interests in all areas. I have spent a huge amount of time hiking, camping, fishing and observing the behavior of animals. From time to time I see bird behaviors that I find interesting and I often refer to birding guidebooks to identify species I don't recognize. So now I figured it was time to join a bird forum and see what else I can learn. I look forward to reading posts from other members.