Northstar, If you mean me - YEP - I like to hear all the details. Better than "I shot this yesterday".
Still, it takes all kinds to make an interesting world, have to admit.
Jrista, it's hard to let go of the setup and head out into the woods now that I've become lazy! I still mutter silent thankyous to you and Don and others. There is more to a shot than the shot, like observing behaviour.
Yeah, setups are fun. I have to get mine going again, although this year I am going to try and build a multi-level apparatus that will let me set up multiple trays with different types of perches all in a single general area, so I can get different kinds of shots from within my hide without having to move around. I also want to try taking my setup out to Cherry Creek state park which is nearby, and see if I can attract a greater variety of birds in a new environment. My yard gets a limited range of species...house finch, house sparrow, black-capped chickadee, american robin, grackle, red wing blackbird, mourning dove, and eurasian collared dove. Every so often, a hoard of bushtits will blow through, and sometimes I'll get mountain chickadees and the rare american goldfinch. I know there are a lot more species of birds than that out in Cherry Creek, including a couple varieties of tits, more varieties of finches, warblers, sparrows, waxwings, nuthatches, creepers, larkspurs, humming birds and probably some others I haven't seen yet (as I can hear songs I don't recognize.) There are also pheasants and probably some other groundfowl that I'd like to lure up to a perch using some of Alan Murphy's setup techniques.
Sometimes you just gotta get up and take the setup with you!
Then you can have fun in the forest, and still gain the benefit of your setups.
And observe behavior (especially if you have a blind...blinds are amazing for getting birds to settle down and get comfortable...it's amazing the behavior you'll see.)