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!