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Re: Re: [CALBIRDS] I’ll ste w that Smew (Gone for Good?)

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  • Thomas Miko
    Don t know about today (Thursday 1 Feb 07), but it was not at Willow Springs, or anywhere else for that matter all Tuesday and Wednesday. I actually searched
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      Don't know about today (Thursday 1 Feb 07), but it was not at Willow Springs, or anywhere else for that matter all Tuesday and Wednesday. I actually searched a whole bunch of golf courses, sewage ponds, and parks within a 6 mile radius, and I'm sure that there are other ponds that I drove right past unawares. That whole county is a minefield of Smew hiding places. There's probably an undiscovered colony of Labrador Ducks within a mile of Willow Springs.
      Tom
      PS: I drove 400 miles one way to spend the night alone in an empty motel, not be with my wife & kids, dine at Taco Bell, and see a Ben Stiller movie in an empty theater.

      >From: Morgan Churchill <punkbirding@...>
      >Date: 2007/02/01 Thu AM 10:47:16 CST
      >To: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] I’ll stew that Smew (Gone for Good?)

      >Hhhmm...I gather no one saw the Smew yesterday (Wednesday).
      >
      >If anyone does see the Smew today, or saw it yesterday, your input on
      >Calbirders would be most appreciated. I am sure I am not the only birder
      >who is putting their weekend plans on hold in case of the bird is still
      >around
      >
      >Morgan Churchill
      >San Diego, SDSU area
      >
      >On 2/1/07, Bruce Deuel <bdeuel@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> It's a good thing for all the Dr. Seuss-rhyme imitators that the bird
      >> wasn't a jacana!
      >>
      >> Cheers,
      >> Bruce
      >>
      >> Bruce Deuel
      >> Environmental Scientist
      >> Cantara Program
      >> Departmento of Fish and Game
      >> Redding, CA
      >> (530) 225-2143
      >> bdeuel@... <bdeuel%40dfg.ca.gov>
      >> bdeuel@... <bdeuel%40dfg.ca.gov>
      >>
      >> >>> Thomas Miko <thomas.miko@... <thomas.miko%40verizon.net>>
      >> 1/31/2007 10:58 PM >>>
      >> I'll stew that Smew
      >> that's what I'll do
      >> When I get through telling you
      >> that's what you'd would want to do, too
      >>
      >> I'd caught bird flu
      >> Achoo! Achoo!
      >> I must drive north
      >> To see the Smew
      >>
      >> I must see this
      >> Hungarian duck
      >> Since the return
      >> Of my birding luck
      >>
      >> Deposit paycheck
      >> At the bank
      >> Make sure I have
      >> A full gas tank
      >>
      >> Gloves? Hat?
      >> Binos? Scope
      >> I drive from Claremont
      >> Full of hope
      >>
      >> Highway Ten to the Five
      >> Then the Highway Ninety-nine
      >> In six short hours
      >> You'll be mine
      >>
      >> L.A. County
      >> Kern, Tulare,
      >> I've heard that this duck
      >> Is quite wary
      >>
      >> Stanislaus, Mariposa,
      >> Madera, Merced
      >> That little white duck
      >> Has me seeing red
      >>
      >> I stand there in the freezing cold
      >> I've put my life two days on hold
      >> I stand there at this stupid lake
      >> To see a duck, for goodness sake!
      >>
      >> To see this duck I've called in sick
      >> So he pulls a dirty trick
      >> When I get there he's flown away
      >> To reappear another day
      >>
      >> We stand there in the freezing cold
      >> He was here yesterday
      >> we're told
      >> This duck hunt's getting really old
      >>
      >> I hate this duck!
      >> I do, I do
      >> I hate this Smew
      >> Wouldn't you?
      >>
      >> Enough of these Seuss-like poems
      >> Causing Calbirds readers' moans
      >> This little Smew I must produce
      >> To stop writing like Dr Seuss
      >>
      >> To stay warm I stomp my feet
      >> This duck and I will never meet
      >> Start up the car
      >> and declare defeat
      >>
      >> Thomas Miko (Mikó Tamás)
      >>
      >> thomas.miko@... <thomas.miko%40verizon.net>
      >> thomas_miko@... <thomas_miko%40hotmail.com>
      >>
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      >> Claremont, CA 91711
      >> U.S.A.
      >> 34.109167 N, 117.718293 W
      >>
      >> home: (909) 445-1456
      >> cell: (626) 390-1935
      >> work: (323) 226-7855
      >>
      >> "Luck favors the backbone, not the wishbone."-Doyle Brunson
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      >Morgan Churchill
      >San Diego (SDSU area)
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      Thomas Miko (Mikó Tamás)

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      653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., #C
      Claremont, CA 91711
      U.S.A.
      34.109167 N, 117.718293 W

      home: (909) 445-1456
      cell: (626) 390-1935
      work: (323) 226-7855

      "Luck favors the backbone, not the wishbone."-Doyle Brunson
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