Hi all,

Not quite as busy this week...well, not as many posts as last week, but as you'll see, we've been busy!

First up– this week's Rarity Watch is just overflowing with great birds, and it was some work compiling it:

Fraker has had a crazy week on and around the farm. Not only did he get on a mega bird with Winks, he found 21 snakes:

I went out and chased that mega: Illinois' 6th record of Mountain Bluebird. But did I get it?

...and Ethan Gyllenhaal is a member of the ABA Tropicbirds young birders team competing the the Great Texas Birding Classic:

Check it all out at North American Birding: http://www.nabirding.com


-greg neise
Berwyn, IL