The Golden Bird!
- The Golden Bird is a prize drawing of the Big Sit! sponsored by
Swarovski Optik N.A. This year's drawing was Northern Pygmy-Owl. The
only Big Sitters in North America to report Northern Pygmy-Owl back in
October were the Twitch Whiffers of Lake Mendocino, and Swarovski Optik
will be donating $500 to the Peregrine Audubon Society as a result.
Fortunately several of the Whiffers were able to make it to the
Sit Site by 5 A.M. to hear this owl. This time the early birds got the
Golden Bird. Unfortunately this same owl would not speak up for the
Christmas count on Saturday.
P.S. Three of the Twitch Whiffers made the pilgrimage to Lompoc last
Friday to see the Baikal Teal. This was one twitch we didn't whiff.