Sunday, October 5, 2008

Spying avifauna

Today I learned something random: that James Bond is named after a birder. Several years ago, I bought "The Birds of the West Indies" for use in The Bahamas. I always noticed that the author's name was James Bond. Turns out that author Ian Fleming had an estate in Jamaica and was an avid birder. He owned a copy of the book and hence 007's name.

2 comments:

Erika said...

How cool! Hmmmm... what character traits do birders and secret agents share?

sportsshrike said...

Oh so many. And my middle name is Danger.