Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Superbowl of Birding

For an account of the other Superbowl, written by the captain of the winning team, click here:

We made several pre-dawn stops in Ipswich and Essex, attempting to call various owls and hoping for a response. Phil "hooted" for long-eared, great horned and barred owls and Margo "tooted" for saw-whet and whistled for screech owls. At one stop, I attempted to "toot" in a saw-whet with a slide whistle, only to create a garbled jumble of comical notes that had us all laughing so hard that we lost five minutes just trying to compose ourselves.
You'll find the results here. The next Superbowl of Birding, a 12-hour competition in Massachusetts, is scheduled for Jan. 24, 2009.

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