No-sho Photo by Sally Teschon, taken today. (Thanks, Sally!)
Are you up for a friendly Celery Farm Big Year Contest for 2015?
The goals are to have fun -- while keeping things simple.
Participants can count any bird seen in or from the Celery Farm or nearby John Fell House (in order to promote both of these treasures, which were originally part of the same property).
I propose two divisions, individual and team of two (Patty and I plan to compete as a team, for example), with awards for top individual, top team, and a prize winner drawn at random to encourage all birders to participate, not just our ace birders.
You can enter as an individual or as a two-person team. Teams can only count birds seen while birding together.
Honor system, but maybe at least two witnesses or a definitive photo for any bird never seen before at the Celery Farm/Fell House. The burden of proof is on the observer. :- )
I'll post quarterly standings on this blog if it's not too time-consuming or complicated ...
Just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 31 if you are participating (if you haven't already). Please put "Celery Farm Big Year" in the msg field.
See you at the Farm in 2015.