Friday, July 07, 2006

A birthday wish . . .

Birthday weekends used to be all about new birds. Yes, even in mid-summer, twas the time when new birds a plenty would be had. Admittedly, this was back in those 1980 and early 1990 times when I was nothing but a lowly lister and much, much more travelled weekend twitcher than am in these 2000s (although I'm still a pretty lowly lister on 470 something).

Yes, birthday weekends in the past have yielded such stonkers as Bridled Tern, River Warbler and Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, not to mention back up cast of Night Herons, Red-footed Falcons, etc.

Oh for a Pine Grosbeack. Wait a minute. There's one in Essex. Close my eyes, cross my fingers and wish . . . (PS - whoever is in charge of 'listening' to our birthday wishes these days - US, Russia, China, N Korea, whoever - thats Pine Grosbeak, Essex, England, viewing Sunday 9 July please. Ta very much).

Damn looks like I'm wishing on deaf listening devices - it's now even not showing on Surfbirds!

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