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Year 4, Shot Glass 2

     What is it that Alexander Haig once said?  "I am in command." The Wells are having problems hacking it in the Basin Big Leagues this year (see below), so they've been sent down to the Texas Leagues for a while to work on their fundamentals (like proper footgear for feederwatching at Matt Young's).  In the meantime, I've been called upon to pinch hit for them. For those of you still getting used to the new Cup/Shot Glass rotation, the Shot Glass is designed as a quick update of Cuppers' totals in between issues of The Cup (which now comes out every other month).

     March is supposed to come in like a lion, and go out like a lamb, but in birding terms, it's just the opposite- things are still fairly quiet for the first few weeks of the month, but then some early migrants at the end of March kick off the beginning of 2+ months of spring migration madness. Here is a picture of the relative calm before the real storm:

March 1999 David Cup Totals (Bird 100 is listed for the members of the 100 Club)

113    Matt Young            Ross' Goose!
107    Geo Kloppel            Red Crossbill
107    Chris Tessaglia-Hymes    Ruffed Grouse
104    Kevin McGowan        Blue-winged Teal
101    Jay McGowan            American Woodcock
100    Chris Butler        Eastern Phoebe
 98    Matt Medler
 96    Jon Kloppel
 93    Matt Sarver
 90    Tom Nix
 89    Steve Kelling
 86    Rachel Kloppel
 86      Jeff Wells
 86    Matt Williams
 85    Anne Kendall
 82    Ken Rosenberg
 82      Allison Wells
 79    Bill Evans
 78    Nancy Dickinson
 78    Marty Schlabach
 74    Meena Haribal
 73    Bard Prentiss
 72    Pat Lia
 67    Brian Mingle
 66    Tringa
 63    Andy Farnsworth
 62    Aaron Kloppel
 61    Jim Lowe
 60    Kim Kline
 57    Martha Fischer
 55    Carol Bloomgarden
 54    Terry Mingle
 54    Sam Kelling
 48    Taylor Kelling
 47    Perri McGowan
 46    Melanie Uhlir
 45    Anne James
 37    Ben Taft
 31    Swift  (Kitty Cup)
 30      Teddy Wells (Kitty Cup)
 25      Mimi Wells  (Kitty Cup)
 21    Rob Scott
  0    Ralph Paonessa

March 1999 McIlroy Award Totals

76    Kevin McGowan
66    Bill Evans
66    Jay McGowan
65    Allison Wells
56    Ken Rosenberg
55    Matt Medler
54    Jim Lowe
53    Martha Fischer
52    Jeff Wells
37    Chris Butler

March 1999 Evans Trophy Totals

85    Matt Young
75    Kevin McGowan
71    Jay McGowan
68    Bard Prentiss
57    Ken Rosenberg
45    Allison Wells

Lansing Listers

73    Kevin McGowan
52    Jay McGowan
44    Matt Williams

Etna Challenge

31       Allison Wells
 0       Matt Young

Yard Lists

56    Kelling Family, Caroline, NY
48    McGowan/Kline Family, Drdyen, NY
48    Geo Kloppel & Pat Lia West Danby, NY
47    Nancy Dickinson, Mecklenberg, NY
47    Rosenberg/James Family, Dryden, NY
41      Fredericks Family, Van Etten, NY
33    Carol Bloomgarden, Etna, NY
31      Wells Family, Etna, NY

Office Totals

41     Tan Trailer, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
33     Green Trailer, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
16     Allison Wells, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
 6     Matt Medler, Cornell Lab of Ornithology (some
of us are too hard at work to be birding from our offices (and we don't have windows back in LNS))

Good birding!