Wotwasit? As in a whodunit, the birder plays Sherlock Holmes (or Miss Marple?), learning the whole story to identify a bird from sometimes the merest impression. Mysteries and puzzles abound in this adventure, even for the expert.
On occasion only fuzzy logic will help but in trying to solve a problem, the avian detective discovers nature’s beauty and wants more. A quest unfolds – a quest into guardianship, the meaning of life and one’s own purpose. It becomes a spiritual practice, a religion, a slice of science.