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Monday, October 23, 2006

The Northern Wheatear

Over the weekend a Northern Wheatear was discovered in Upstate New York. It's not a bird that shows up in the northeast very often so it has generated a lot of excitement among birders. Shane actually drove 5 hours through the night and successfully located the bird. He came back to Brooklyn, extremely tired but gloating. Doug, who is going to school upstate, just sent Sean and I the following amusing note:

"Date: 10/23/06 1:48 PM

So when are you two lazy (persons born of parents that are not married to each) gonna make the short little jog up to see the wheatear? All you've gotta do is leave you're warm and comfy house at 9:30 PM, drive 85 MPH for 6 hours in pitch black, take a 2 hour nap in a Waste Treatment Plant Parking Lot, then go out pre-dawn in 25 MPH winds, and shine your headlights on the wheatear in lieu of sunlight........c'mon, all the cool kids are doin' it.


I'll let you know if we become temporarily insane and make the trip.

-Click here for Doug's wheatear photos-

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