[CT Birds] 12 Birds of Christmas I missed in 2013

Dan Rottino rottino at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 29 16:53:50 EST 2013


Epiphany also adoringly known as "Little Christmas"

Bird.
Eat.
Sleep.
Repeat.
Dan Rottino
East Haddam

On Dec 29, 2013, at 4:50 PM, "Janis LaPointe" <sunbirdjan at cox.net> wrote:

> You both got me thinking about this.     Time you have until Jan. 5, the 12th day of  Christmas.      Here's what Wikipedia says:   The Twelfth Day of Christmas falls on 5 January but the Twelfth Night can either precede or follow the Twelfth Day depending on which tradition is followed.[1] The Twelfth Day of Christmas (5 January) is followed by the Feast of the Epiphany on 6 January.
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> From: "Arthur Shippee" <ashippee at snet.net>So you have
> Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:11 PM
> To: "BIRDS" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] 12 Birds of Christmas I missed in 2013
> 
>> But, Tim, you have several days left. The 12 days of Christmas begin with Christmas and run through the first week of the new year, till 12th Night.
>> 
>> In the Church Year, Christmas begins with Christmas.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Dec 29, 2013, at 2:00 PM, Tim Antanaitis <timant123 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I spent about 80% of my birding in 2013 at Hammonasset Beach State Park,
>>> adding birds to my location list when I could.  The other 20% of the time I was
>>> trying for new state birds, which I did add three, including two on the same day -
>>> Black-chinned Humminbird and Golden Eagle.  The third was the Fork-tailed
>>> Flycatcher.
>>> I did miss quite a few species (more than could be put into this song). I really
>>> didn't see a Winter Wren or a Sapsucker the whole year?  The top two birds that
>>> have still managed to elude me my whole life in CT are Harlequin Duck and Cape
>>> May Warbler. Enjoy the song!  Enjoy the new year!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On the twelfth day of Christmas,
>>> the bird gods did not send to me
>>> Twelve Iceland Gulls roosting,
>>> Eleven Rusty Blackbirds flocking,
>>> Ten Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers drilling,
>>> Nine Winter Wrens singing,
>>> Eight Razorbills diving,
>>> Seven Tundra Swans a-swimming,
>>> Six Snow Geese a-laying,
>>> Five Red-necked Grebes,
>>> Four calling Cape May Warblers,
>>> Three Black Scoters,
>>> Two Long-billed Dowitchers,
>>> And a Harlequin Duck at Merwin Point!
>>> 
>>> Tim Antanaitis
>>> Middletown
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