Tuesday, January 01, 2019

My 2018 Bird List



Turkey Vulture

Most species sighted in Alberta; California Quail, Turkey Vulture and Willett sighted in British Columbia.

See also my article This is for the Birds, and my Preliminary Life List.
  1. Avocet, American
  2. Blackbird, Brewer’s
  3. Blackbird, Red-winged
  4. Blackbird, Rusty
  5. Blackbird, Yellow-headed
  6. Bluebird, Mountain
  7. Bobolink
  8. Catbird, Grey
  9. Chickadee, Black-capped
  10. Coot, American
  11. Cormorant, Double-crested
  12. Cowbird, Brown-headed
  13. Crow, American
  14. Dove, Rock
  15. Dove, Mourning
  16. Duck, Long-tailed
  17. Duck, Canvasback
  18. Duck, Redhead
  19. Duck, Ruddy
  20. Duck, Wood
  21. Eagle, Bald
  22. Finch, House
  23. Flicker, Northern
  24. Flycatcher, Least
  25. Flycatcher, Olive-sided
  26. Goldeneye, Common
  27. Goldfinch, American
  28. Goose, Canada
  29. Goose, Snow
  30. Grebe, Eared
  31. Grebe, Red-necked
  32. Grebe, Pied-billed
  33. Grosbeak, Rose-breasted
  34. Gull, California
  35. Gull, Franklin’s
  36. Harrier, Northern
  37. Hawk, Broad-winged
  38. Hawk, Cooper’s
  39. Hawk, Red-Tailed
  40. Hawk, Rough-legged
  41. Hawk, Swainson’s
  42. Heron, Great Blue
  43. Jay, Blue
  44. Jay, Canada (Grey)
  45. Junco, Dark-eyed
  46. Kestrel, American
  47. Killdeer
  48. Kingbird, Eastern
  49. Kingbird, Western
  50. Kingfisher
  51. Longspur, Chestnut-collared
  52. Magpie, Black-billed
  53. Mallard
  54. Meadowlark, Eastern
  55. Meadowlark, Western
  56. Merganser, Common
  57. Merganser, Hooded
  58. Merlin
  59. Mockingbird, Northern
  60. Nuthatch, Red-Breasted
  61. Nuthatch, White-Breasted
  62. Oriole, Baltimore
  63. Oriole, Bullock’s
  64. Osprey
  65. Partridge, Gray
  66. Pelican, American White
  67. Pheasant, Ring-necked
  68. Pigeon, Feral
  69. Pintail
  70. Plover, Mountain
  71. Quail, California
  72. Raven, Common
  73. Redpolls, Common
  74. Redstart, American
  75. Robin, American
  76. Sandpiper, Solitary
  77. Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied
  78. Scaup, Greater
  79. Scaup, Lesser
  80. Shoveler, Northern
  81. Shrike, Northern
  82. Sora
  83. Sparrow, Chipping
  84. Sparrow, Clay-coloured
  85. Sparrow, House
  86. Sparrow, Lincoln’s
  87. Sparrow, Nelson’s Sharp-Tailed
  88. Sparrow, Savannah
  89. Sparrow, Song
  90. Sparrow, White-throated
  91. Sparrow, White-crowned
  92. Starling
  93. Stilt, Black-necked
  94. Swallow, Bank
  95. Swallow, Cliff
  96. Swallow, Tree
  97. Swallow, Violet-Green
  98. Swan, Trumpeter
  99. Tanager, Western
  100. Teal, Blue-winged
  101. Tern, Common
  102. Thrasher, Brown
  103. Vireo, Warbling
  104. Vulture, Turkey
  105. Warbler, Palm
  106. Warbler, Tennessee
  107. Warbler, Wilson’s
  108. Warbler, Yellow
  109. Warbler, Yellow-rumped
  110. Waterthrush, Northern
  111. Waxwing, Cedar
  112. Wigeon, American
  113. Willet
  114. Woodpecker, Downy
  115. Woodpecker, Hairy
  116. Woodpecker, Pileated
  117. Wren, House
  118. Yellowlegs, Lesser





Monday, December 17, 2018

Rules of Life



1.   Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of    me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just piss off and leave me alone.

2.  Sex is like air. It's not that important unless you aren't getting any.

3.  No one is listening until you fart.

4.  Always remember you're unique.  Just like everyone else.

5.  Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

6.  If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.

7.  Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

8.  If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

9.  Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

10. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.

11. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

12. Some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree.

13. Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time

14. Good judgment comes from bad experience ... and most of that comes from bad judgment.

15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

16. There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one works.

17.  Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are  moving.

18. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

19. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our ass ... then things just keep getting worse.

20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.