John Weigel North American Big Year

To: A Smith <>
Subject: John Weigel North American Big Year
From: Marie Tarrant <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 04:26:16 +0000
Hah reading the blog makes John sound like The Scarlet Pimpernel.   I was
wondering why John hasn't been posting about this year's adventures......

Marie Tarrant

On 11 May 2016 at 07:26, 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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