Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Happy Birthday to Me
I have decided as a birthday present to me to take the two splits which ABA has sanctified this year. As most of you already know those are Pacific Wren (from Winter Wren) and Mexican Whip-poor-will (from Whip-poor-will). I have gotten both of those birds earlier in the year and ABA Big Year rules allow splits during a year to be counted. I was going to wait until the end of the year to add them, but my birthday seems an appropriate time to bring them in. That's the reason my total has jumped two birds without my getting any new ones today. With that addition I am now tied with Lynn Barber for the third highest all-time Big Year list total. I need four more to reach second. First is totally out of the question.
The weather is questionable for tomorrow, so we'll just have to see what it looks like in the morning. If it's not raining, we'll probably go look for the Brown Shrike again. If it is, we'll head south and get positioned for another attempt at flying home.