[CT Birds] The Old Year

danforth1723 at att.net danforth1723 at att.net
Mon Dec 23 16:02:48 EST 2013


Hold on now! There's still eight days left in this year. Let's not rush
things! :-)

Mark Danforth

Tolland Ct.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 1:10 PM
To: jonahc at cox.net; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] The Old Year

 

Bill's comment immediately got me thinking of the old, not the new.  The
last chapter in Dunne's birding year book is a wonderful, melodramatic
account of a CBC compilation. 

 

 

[And I also don't mix birds and football teams - I love Cardinals, Falcons,
Eagles, Ravens and even pelagic Hawks - but go Pats!]

 

Steve Mayo

 

Bethany

 

 

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 From: Jonah Cohen <jonahc at cox.net>

To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 

Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 1:00 PM

Subject: [CT Birds] The Old Year

 

 

"... January First makes all things anew. All the birds tallied last year
are gone by the boards. Everyone faces a clean slate. All birds, no matter
how common, become new again. 

Let us all have a great new Year.."

 

..paraphrased from "the Feather Quest.. By Pete Dunne

 

Hmm, he sounds like a Jets fan  :)

 

Anyway, as 2013 winds down, Bill's forward-thinking quote brings up a key
point: how was your birding year?

 

For my part... highlights certainly included seeing one of the Snowy Owls +
the Fork-tailed Flycatcher in the space of a week, and a whole lot of ducks
(including the Eurasian Teal) last spring at the Portland Fairgrounds.
Managed a couple of species who had eluded me in recent years (Worm-eating
Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler), and of course, Cerulean Warbler remained
elusive. 

 

Outside of CT, I traveled to Maine (lots of nice sea-birds) and New Mexico
(lots of nice western birds). Let's be honest: Atlantic Puffins look like
flying footballs, and Roadrunners look like psychotic chickens. (Also, not
sure which was odder: lobster ice cream in bar Harbor, or green chile ice
cream in Albuquerque; I did not buy either one.) And my life list topped
400.

 

I hope the year was a good one for all of you, as well. Much thanks the
ctbird for all of your assistance in bird-questing, and good luck in 2014.

 

Jonah Cohen

Newington

 

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