[CT Birds] 12 Birds of Christmas I missed in 2013
sunbirdjan at cox.net
Sun Dec 29 16:49:59 EST 2013
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. The
Twelfth Day of Christmas (5 January) is followed by the Feast of the
Epiphany on 6 January.
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
>> 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
>> 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
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