Wednesday, December 1, 2010
No Shrike in the Rain
I should have mentioned the other day that John Spahr has returned from his trip to Chile and is interested in finishing the year with some more year birds. He presently has 694 for the year after adding Fork-tailed Flycatcher and Pink-footed Goose yesterday. His goal is to get to 700. Chris Hitt is also at 694, and he now has the top Lower 48 BigYear List and is working to get to 700 before the year's end. Today is Chris's birthday. Amazing that we have back-to-back birthdates! To celebrate the three of us went to one of Chris's favorite Chinese restaurants in San Francisco where we had the expected wonderful meal. Wes dropped us off at our motel near the San Francisco airport and headed on home. At the motel I've been working on the travel plans for Newfoundland. It's not going to be cheap to get there and the weather isn't your ideal resort weather. But you know...a year bird or two is hard to ignore.