Dennis Arendt(11/2/2008 11:09:17 PM) Claude, You are becoming a "birder". I was very excited to read your account about the birds. I know both the Gray crowned Crane, the beautiful and elegant bird, and the Marabou Stork, which is possibly the ugliest bird in the world. I especially like your comment that it is the song birds that you like best. That is my opinion, also. The Sunbirds of Africa are my favorite group of birds. They are Africa's version of the Hummingbirds found only in the Americas. I enjoy all of your messages.