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.


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.