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5 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Huh?  Does that person plan on sharing it after confirming the numbers?  This is why I always keep my own eBird list; I can always delete it if the collective effort is shared.

I made all the lists for the day, though he started the trip report because he is the leader for the section. This CBC is still pretty old fashioned so results have to be copied onto a paper sheet and brought to the compiler. The trip report was just so we could see what species we were missing throughout the course of the day so we knew where we should go and target. 

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4 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

Especially when you froze yourself making snow angels in a couple inches of snow in 20 degree weather and a strong north wind to get eye level shots of ‘em 😁

I don't have much of a life, but watching you take those photos sounds more entertaining (than subjecting myself to those conditions).

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On 1/1/2022 at 3:23 AM, Charlie Spencer said:

"Laddie, don't ya think ya should ... rephrase that?"

Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott, USS Enterprise

I'm sure this lives up to your usual quality of humor but since I had to Google to even know who Cmdr Scott was the joke is unfortunately lost on me - but I will laugh anyway 😂

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On 1/2/2022 at 8:42 AM, IKLland said:

I’ll respond without a quote. 
 

 

 

Here's another for variety 

 

 

Especially deserved since while I was trying to write this my screen was blocked by a popup that @IKLland had reacted to a post😜

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7 hours ago, SirVive said:

I'm sure this lives up to your usual quality of humor but since I had to Google to even know who Cmdr Scott was the joke is unfortunately lost on me - but I will laugh anyway 😂

Your phrase "I do miss a good milking once in a while" is open to intentional mis-interpretations.  :classic_wink:

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On 1/2/2022 at 11:59 AM, Birding Boy said:

Especially when you froze yourself making snow angels in a couple inches of snow in 20 degree weather and a strong north wind to get eye level shots of ‘em 😁

If the little buggers want their photos at eye level, they can darn well fly up and perch somewhere convenient.

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6 hours ago, SirVive said:

I was wondering if @Charlie Spencer has been seeing any snow geese, snow buntings , snowy owls, snow men ,  or snow angels around lately?  

5 a.m. Eastern and all we have in the Columbia SC area ("Famously Hot") is rain and 32F.  I'm hopeful that if it hasn't hit the freezing point around here by now, maybe it won't.  It looks like the I-85 counties in the northwest corner of the state are getting glazed pretty well. 

I've never been able to figure out why people here buy snow shovels when the storm warnings are posted, or what they do with them in the three or four years between storms.  "Dude, you don't have to clear the entire width of that two-car driveway.  Do two paths where the tires will go; your garden shovel is enough for that."  The rest of it will be gone by tomorrow, and the street at the end of your drive isn't plowed anyway...

There probably won't be many checklists from the southeastern US today, though.  I guess I'll see what doom and gloom the Weather Channel is serving up.

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11 hours ago, Kevin said:

@lonestranger @SirVive @Birding Boy, and all other northern living folks...

It seems someone up there let the weather out, so if y'all don't mind sending someone to get it please? 

I think someone sent it right back to us. Actually rising into the toasty double digits today! I’ll have to check the wing though, that’s often a huge deciding factor on wether or not to go out.

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2 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

5 a.m. Eastern and all we have in the Columbia SC area ("Famously Hot") is rain and 32F. 

Well, 8 and now light enough to see the thin glaze of ice on the branches.  The roads are still good and the birdbaths are open, so there’s enough warmth in the ground to keep low surfaces clear. 

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1 hour ago, Aveschapines said:

I'll be nice and not mention the daytime temps here (at night it's in the high 20s).

@Kevin, did you find that anti-badge feature yet?  You know who to start with.

11:30a Eastern.  Up to 34F and the thin coating of ice on the trees has started melting.  Tiny tubes of ice slide off the end of pine needles and somehow survive impact with patio tables, deck planking, and other hard surfaces.  No further mention of frozen precip. in the 10:00a NWS forecast update.

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4 hours ago, Aveschapines said:

I'll be nice and not mention the daytime temps here (at night it's in the high 20s).

Me to, some people might be jealous that it is going to be nearly 80 by Tuesday. 

Yesterdays weather: 

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Not really that bad temp wise, but with the wind....

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4 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

@Kevin, did you find that anti-badge feature yet?  You know who to start with.

11:30a Eastern.  Up to 34F and the thin coating of ice on the trees has started melting.  Tiny tubes of ice slide off the end of pine needles and somehow survive impact with patio tables, deck planking, and other hard surfaces.  No further mention of frozen precip. in the 10:00a NWS forecast update.

I was down in KY doing storm cleanup when they had the big ice storm there probably nearly 15 years ago now. We get them here in the Columbia River Gorge on occasion but I've never seen destruction like the disaster that one caused to the hardwood forests.

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