It’s times like these I truly appreciate it when I get ambitious early in the month and crank out most of the quota before … well … today. Par for course, I’ve been busy this month with some projects, training and even birding with my brother. The good news is Project Auuurrnooold is coming along nicely. The drop ceiling is going in much easier now that I’ve had one room to learn on. Without a doubt, a third hand is clearly the next evolution stop. To cap off this month we have the sweep in non-birding posts. Thanks to Ron getting sidetracked on insects I have a little extra time before upping the bird list. Besides, you want to hear about this year’s UB contest results don’tcha!?!
Sure you do. Linda’s year of being the UB had come to a close. From an assessment perspective she definitely gets kudos for driving me to birding locations both intra and inter state and even managed to get me some cool +1’s to add to the Bird List. She did such a good job that I’ll even overlook a little incident in the Georgia Swamps. There will be more on that trip in the future but as a teaser – Linda ..err, the 2014/2015 UB abandoned me out in the field. Rather than stay with me and keep an eye on an alligator that was sizing me up for lunch, she ran. She literally left me there as Gate Bait. The UB guidelines are still being painstakingly reviewed, but I am pretty sure that might qualify as a violation resulting in defaulting another year of UB!
Fortunately, we do not need to wait around for the results of that review because this year’s contests came out favorable to yours truly. This year we added a new venue to the competition – the Princeville IL. Fine Art Fair focused on artist in the area. Each of us submitted entries into that event (my Cardinal and I think Linda entered a couple of her Jubilee pictures).
That event netted me a first place and Linda a got a second, third and a fourth. A Doerfler sweep and 1 major point for me in the UB Competition.
Hit the jump to see how the rest of the results came out!