John Weigel North American Big Year

To: A Smith <>
Subject: John Weigel North American Big Year
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 01:48:14 +0000
What does "listing dark" mean? Not telling anyone what he's got so far?

Peter Shute

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> On 11 May 2016, at 10:04 AM, A Smith <> wrote:
> Did anyone know that John Wiegel is currently undertaking a North American 
> Big Year? Olaf Danielson is undertaking a big year and blogging as ‘The Bad 
> Weather Big Year.' This was taken from Olaf’s blog…
> 'I should still be up on the year birders this year except for the Aussie 
> Champion now listing in the dark. I haven't run into him but now heard of him 
> twice, secretly sneaking around.  I didn’t think he could have me but he did 
> get the Hawaiian [petrel].  Was in Newfy twice....I have already added to my 
> budget due to him and what seems like his unlimited resources.  I planned on 
> zooming through my home territory birds, saying hi to the family, and heading 
> back out before I got stuck on planned trips.  I could now not let up even 
> for an instant.  I may not break a record but I vow not to be out-listed by 
> an Australian for the year.  I at least want to have the 2016 really big 
> year, so sorry. ....I think him listing dark is a mistake as maybe rightly, I 
> assume he is got everything and as such, I need to keep not only plugging but 
> charging, he will be up on me in mind until he admits his list so I cannot 
> let up for an instant…….yea’
> Regards
> Alastair
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