I still have one last April day and yes....I will 'bird it'...According to Marriam Webster's, to 'bird-it' has no definition. The same holds true for Dictionary.com or even the stuffy Oxford. False-fronted Wikipedia has nothing on it as well. But if I come up to any of you birders, and say...lets' BIRD-It, chances are you will know what I am talking about. Bird-it=The act of Bird Watching.
So that brings up a fine point....why can't we have our own term? "Google It" or "Binge-watching", or "Photobomb". Go 'bird it'..... I like the sound.
"I have a free morning at 6am, can we 'bird-it?"
"I am going to 'bird-it' Saturday, are you going?"
"Let me see, I will take pancakes and scrambled eggs, then I am going to go and 'bird-it""
"Along came a spider, but I looked up from the web and decided to bird-it"
"After the Eagle game, I think a walk around Forsythe to bird-it will be in order"
"Yes Marge, go get your perm, then...let's bird-it"
"A $50 bottle of wine you say....hmmmm can we 'bird-it' first?
"Hola mi amor, quiere bird-it?"
"My honey-do list has mowing the lawn, take trash out and birding-it"
"Wow, you just won a gran at the casino....lucky you, but did you bird-it?"
Well, you get the point. Other than knowing the names of birds that in many cases do not match to what I feel the name should be, or....know the type of duck by flight only, or .... knowing the sound of a seaside sparrow, or....knowing how to count dozens of birds real fast, or....knowing how to focus with your bins, or..... why can't we have a word just for birders?
Ah, go bird-it man......