From the Zodiac on the 28th - only Jaeger of the day
Ok, so instead of getting people mad at me, I dragged some of the original members of this "contest" into a "board of directors", so you can blame them as well.... Some things:
--- You've got to blog, to be a part of the contest... Jacob had a great post yesterday on the subject as well - it isn't "fun" for everyone to follow along (and be a part of it) - if no one knows any sort of story behind your birding!
Making a blog is pretty easy, and I've also created a blog specifically for the next 50 days:
Anyone who wants to play along, but refuses to make their own blog, can use this one (it will be deleted after Nov 20th-ish)... Email me: about how YOU can post to the above blog, from your own email address, and take part.. Then others can read what you're up to!
--- For sure we're sticking with 50 days.. Don't want it too long ;)
--- No subspecies, so Josh's Harlan's Hawk doesn't count! Why? We don't want Josh to be ahead already, and besides, he's going a big year, and needs the pressure to find something "real" anyways ;)
--- Great Lakes region only for the "official" contest... Anyone can do a "50 days of rare" --- and maybe some areas will start their own "winner/prize thing" --- (CT/NE?), but in terms of judging "rarity" - we'll keep it to States and Provinces that have some Great Lakes real estate available..
OK! Now this is going to be the last time I write details about this thing.. I've spent more time answering emails and writing blog posts over the last two days - than I have birding!