Birds & Beers and Photo Contest Reminder

Don't forget you still have time to enter my photo contest.  Rules here.  The winner gets a $250 gift certificate to Eagle Optics!  I need photos of birds all over the world, especially birds at feeding stations, bird nests, birds at windows (ie fighting reflections), birds flying.  The most important thing for submission is that the photos be IN FOCUS.  Contest Details here. And I've set the date for the next Birds and Beers and it's that special time of year when it's time to get our timber doodle on!

Thursday, April 19, 2012 RAIN DATE, Monday, April 23, 2012

This is our annual Woodcock Tailgate Party and we head out to Lebanon Hills Regional Park, have some laughs and then 15 minutes after sunset try to watch the woodcock display. The woodcocks start their display about 15 – 20 minutes after sunset, which means they will start around 8:20pm. Since the display area is next to the visitor center at the park, we’ll meet there starting about 6:30pm and have an old fashioned tailgate party–you can come early to mingle or come closer to magic hour.  Bring your own food and beverages and we’ll laugh until it’s Woodcock Time.  The park closes at 10pm, so this gives us plenty of time to get some great birding done.  Some years we’ve had great horned owls show up and still got great looks at the timberdoodles (aka woodcocks).

Recommended to bring: lawn chair and boots, might be a little muddy, insect spray (ticks could be a possibility).  Dress in layers, it could be warm when the sun is out and gets cool quickly when it’s dark.  Binoculars and a flashlight are a good idea too.

For up to date info, check the Facebook Invite Page.