The Birdman of Napa

Bridge players are almost always interesting–you just have to dig a bit.  Almost everyone of us has some other passion, something unique and different that we are really good at or involved in besides playing cards.

Today we went up to Napa to go out with Russ Quinnell and Sigrid Price, and found out that Russ is a bird lover.  Not a guy who wanders around with binoculars looking for a green throated bush tit, but a genuine bird whisperer who has an multiple aviaries on his property and hundreds of birds.

He collects lots of stuff: books, movies on VHS tape (who know, maybe it will make a comeback), old fishing lures, tiny bottles of booze, duck decoys and who knows what else, but the defining thing about Russ is his birds.

I don’t have much more to say, I’ll just include the photos.  Click on any one of them to see the entire gallery.

 

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