Saturday, December 24, 2011

Elf Is My Favorite Christmas Movie

Have you ever been snorkeling on Christmas Eve?  I have.  It's legit.  Do it some day.  My C.E. started off with a vague report of a new vagrant sighting on the Island.  The bird was described as being larger than a Peregrine Falcon with a white rump patch, but definitely not a Northern Harrier.  It was being mobbed by a flock of White Terns.  I have no idea what it was, and all my searching resulted in nothing more than the Peregrine.  Life Was Pain.  Tonight there will be some sort of massive rage fest to celebrate the eve of the birth of our savior.  I have been told that I will be dressed as an elf, and will hand out presents.  I will wear tights.  Be prepared for some raunchy, too hot for tv, barely legal TPAD tomorrow.

It's kind of embarrassing to put up such a poor quality PEFA photo, as I have a bunch which are much better.  This is the only one, however, of the Midway PEFA.  Top 10 Birders: what subspecies?

Bristle-thighed Curlew.  This will be the new travel ad poster for Midway tourism.


  1. 5 stars on the curlew shot. You Farallon people probably know your falcons better than me, or at least have convinced yourself that you do. Also, I received not one but TWO emails yesterday regarding Global Birder Ranking System. Sick.

  2. This vague vagrant (VAGUERANT!!!!) report is interesting. RLHA? Some weird kite? Brutal misidentification? What happened to the snipe? LIP.