Friday, May 03, 2013

It's only May 3 and I'm already rapping. Be afraid.

I have the entire w/e off!

So. Pumped.

This means at least 12 hours of birding each day in the Pelee Birding Circle and picking up a ton of year birds. I'm so excited I could....I could....
....cue Macklemore!

I'm gonna find some birds
Tick'em in the notebook in my pocket
I - I - I'm hunting, going for a 100
This is f*king awesome.

Walk onto the Tip like "What up? I got a mixed flock!"
I'm so pumped about some books from the nature shop.
Gulls on the beach, so many positive ID's
That people like, "Damn! He makes that look easy!"

I'ma rock the birder style, I'ma rock the birder style,
No for real - I am - Have you seen my Tilley hat?

*RECORD SCRATCH* Ok, no more Macklemore.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm seeing a good # of species I missed on my 2012 Big Year already so here are some targets that I'm hoping for this spring (a few more realistic than others):

Glossy Ibis
Northern Bobwhite (trip to Walpole Island)
Western Sandpiper
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Bell's Vireo
Kirtland's Warbler
Summer Tanager
Lark Sparrow

Tomorrow I'm hoping for all or one of: Cerulean, Hooded, Golden-winged, Praire, Chat, Yellow-throated Vireo, Clay-colored Sparrow. A Little Gull would be nice. Maybe a Whip-poor-will perched at the Tip? Would love to see a male Prothonotary on Woodland Trail. Perhaps a chase-able OBRC rarity...? Whatever this w/e brings, I'm excited to spend it birding.

Alright, I'm off to Hillman.

1 comment:

dwaynejava said...

Jeremy, That was too funny!!! Love that song... The original and the modified!