Friday, October 12, 2012

50dor: current situation..



Some 50dor bloggers! I'm sure most followers already know of these things, but its funny to put them all together (and I didn't go birding yesterday, so I need something):


From people who have been updating: 


The nomadic naturalist decided to startle himself by spotting a stupidly late "date rare" Eastern Kingbird at a prime vagrant spot:

http://mikeburrell.blogspot.ca/


Alvan goes all "age rare" on us with an adult Dowticher... Long-billed? right? maybe?

http://alvanbuckley.blogspot.ca/


Tiscornia Tim goes all "local mega" with a Brant + Long-tailed Jaeger duo...

http://utsj.blogspot.ca/


David Bell gets a bit "twitch rare" with a Western Grebe, but also goes "local rare" with some great waterfowl (EUWI!) :

http://ssmbirding.blogspot.ca/

Jen Brumfield goes all ammodramus on us, and also goes to see a Rufous:

http://www.northnw.wordpress.com


Ken-tucky tried to cheat his way to winning, by going all the way to Rainy River.. Didn't work though.. (update your blog, ken!)



Adam is looking for... Tiger Beetles?? ;) 




Josh "big year" vander probably has some of the best finds so far, with a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher that almost counts, a "range" rare with Carolina Wren (north rare?) and a "mega subspecies" with Harlan's Hawk - but nothing that really takes the cake yet... Which probably isn't of concern to him, since he needs those big year tick, and needs to keep looking!

http://joshvandermeulen.blogspot.ca/


And I've got some "kinda rare" things piling up myself... In total, I've had 3 different hybrid gulls, twitched the Vega, Long-billed Dow, Western Meadowlark, Cackling Geese, etc etc etc...

In short: nothing cosmic... yet...



You know what all of this adds up to?! It means we're paying out dues... Last year in September I came to a rather profound realization, which I think I posted on the blog at the time, but it still stands true now:



Rare birds are rare



The above list is a pretty awesome collection of bird records and the mega can't be far off! Question is, what is it? And who finds it?






5 comments:

  1. I'm working on a post for the Owl! Just having to deal with school at the moment...

    Nathan Goldberg

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    1. Here's the updated blog post:

      http://birdsandvinyl.blogspot.com/2012/10/montrose-burrowing-owl-10612.html

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    2. Thanks Nathan! That must have been one heck of a bird!

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  2. Why you got to chirp me like that? ;) Don't poke a sleeping tiger....beetle.

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