Monday, February 16, 2009

PEABODY WMA

My "friends" went birding without me again. They were out to see Rusty Blackbirds and maybe band some hawks. They went to Peabody WMA in Western Ky.. I was hoping they wouldn't see any RUBL and wouldn't get to band anything...and well, maybe a little bit that they would get a flat tire too. Now I feel kinda bad since they didn't see anything special but they did get to band an American Kestrel! At least they know that it is pointless to bird without me.


American Kestrel - Photo by Scott Somershoe



Merlin - Photo by Scott Somershoe

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

dang near caught that merlin too....

Anonymous said...

Birding sucks without E2. -RAS

Anonymous said...

I would never bird without my bins, Peterson Guide, and E2. I just cannot affort the Karma. rjb

Shoe said...

Tried to trap a flicker too. We were bored.

Big Fat Birder - e2 said...

I read the part about trying to trap a flicker but just didn't know what to say about it. Pathetic is probably the best word to describe that. I originally put E2 meaning E squared since my last name starts with an E also and people used to call me E squared occasionally. I thought E squared would be easy for people to remember too. I just didn't know a way to get the 2 to be small and above where it should be. I tend to ramble when my meds are running low....I will probably get angry if I keep writing. Take me next time and maybe I can help you all identify flickers. Esquared. Wait a minute it was Double E they called me not E squared. Shit.

Anonymous said...

by the way, what's this 'friends' crapola? Your 'friends' tried to work around YOUR schedule several times, picked the best day for YOU, and then YOU ditched your 'friends' a couple days before the trip!!! How ya like me now?! By the way, the flicker is totally on Shoe...if someone calls a raptor, you throw the trap and ask questions later. If someone mis-ID's a raptor, you give them a hard time. Hard to catch a flicker without the right lure! bws

Big Fat Birder - e2 said...

It's just fun to give you guys crap. I like it. I like it ahlot.
E2

Anonymous said...

right back at 'ya e2, esquared, double-e. could go by e^2, which is one way to show that the 2 should be super-scripted!?!? wish you could have made the trip. altho incredibly devoid of birds overall...ask shoe to send you the link to some of the 'destruction' photos of ice storm damage...hope he posts a couple more! bws

Shoe said...

homey don't have many destruction pictures. i have open landscape picts, but not much of busted off trees and schizzle.

need beer