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   Canadian man sets record for seeing most number of unique species of birds in one year, not having sex

01 Jan 2013 11:52 AM   |   3747 clicks   |   Toronto Star
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santadog    [TotalFark]  
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01 Jan 2013 11:39 AM
wildcardjack    [TotalFark]  
Bird in hand, face in the bush.

01 Jan 2013 11:53 AM
thisiszombocom     
im pretty sure i own the second record, subby

/ sob

01 Jan 2013 11:53 AM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
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wildcardjack: Bird in hand, face in the bush.


Yep, it really depends on the variety of 'bird'.

01 Jan 2013 11:57 AM
M-G     
He may have seen boobies, though....

01 Jan 2013 11:57 AM
Zarquon's Flat Tire    [TotalFark]  

santadog: [img405.imageshack.us image 850x478]


Dammit

01 Jan 2013 11:58 AM
Frankenstorm     
A moose once bit his sister.

01 Jan 2013 11:59 AM
mayIFark     
I think I have seen more 'chicks' than that myself.

01 Jan 2013 12:00 PM
IronMensan     
I think I speak for farkers everywhere when I say that he merely tied for that second record.

01 Jan 2013 12:00 PM
aagrajag     
Yeah, you're really not helping that stereotype of Canadians as boring.

Maybe he tried to have sex with one of the larger ones. Help us out here, guy.

01 Jan 2013 12:01 PM
dopekitty74     
I'd love to have the money to go on a "cat tour" and see various wild cats from around the world in their natural habitats, that'd be pretty awesome.

01 Jan 2013 12:03 PM
JosephFinn     

santadog: [img405.imageshack.us image 850x478]


Better movie than I expected.

01 Jan 2013 12:05 PM
Valiente     
Seriously, with that level of OCD, do you really want him breeding?

01 Jan 2013 12:06 PM
stevenvictx    [TotalFark]  

aagrajag: Yeah, you're really not helping that stereotype of Canadians as boring.

Maybe he tried to have sex with one of the larger ones. Help us out here, guy.


When compared to Florida, Everyone's boring.

01 Jan 2013 12:12 PM
aagrajag     

stevenvictx: aagrajag: Yeah, you're really not helping that stereotype of Canadians as boring.

Maybe he tried to have sex with one of the larger ones. Help us out here, guy.

When compared to Florida, Everyone's boring.


I know we can't compete or anything, but he could at least proposition a beaver or something.

01 Jan 2013 12:17 PM
Huntceet     
I bet he saw some tits.

01 Jan 2013 12:26 PM
Valiente     

Huntceet: I bet he saw some tits.


Great tits? They're most charming when young.

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01 Jan 2013 12:38 PM
aagrajag     

Valiente: Huntceet: I bet he saw some tits.

Great tits? They're most charming when young.

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Can someone shoop "GOP BRAZZERS" on that? I sense potential.

01 Jan 2013 12:40 PM
No Time To Explain     
So the guy saw a lot of birds at the tradeoff of not setting a lot of birds

/even this is a slow news day for Canada

01 Jan 2013 12:44 PM
Shirley Ujest     
I think this is nifty, but I wouldn't want to actually want to be trapped in an elevator with him.

01 Jan 2013 12:45 PM
Day_Old_Dutchie     

Valiente: Huntceet: I bet he saw some tits.

Great tits? They're most charming when young.

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Here's one in its natural environment
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and a pair of hanging tits
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and let's not forget
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Last but not least
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My birding work is complete.

01 Jan 2013 01:01 PM
aagrajag     

Day_Old_Dutchie: Valiente: Huntceet: I bet he saw some tits.

Great tits? They're most charming when young.

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Here's one in its natural environment
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and a pair of hanging tits
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and let's not forget
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Last but not least
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My birding work is complete.


Now, on to the eagles...

01 Jan 2013 01:07 PM
russlar     
One year of no sex? Amateur.

01 Jan 2013 01:12 PM
Day_Old_Dutchie     

aagrajag: Day_Old_Dutchie: Valiente: Huntceet: I bet he saw some tits.

Great tits? They're most charming when young.

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]
Here's one in its natural environment
[img560.imageshack.us image 500x676]

and a pair of hanging tits
[img507.imageshack.us image 800x570]
and let's not forget
[img502.imageshack.us image 640x431]
Last but not least
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My birding work is complete.

Now, on to the eagles...


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IT'S A FAAAAAAAAAKE!!

01 Jan 2013 01:19 PM
aagrajag     

russlar: One year of no sex? Amateur.


You do it professionally, Father?

01 Jan 2013 01:20 PM
SevenizGud     
I saw every species of bird on the planet in 2012, and that was just in a 5-day period.

/trust me

01 Jan 2013 01:29 PM
Itsallaboutme     
I think I have seen that movie already

01 Jan 2013 01:33 PM
cnocnanrionnag     
If that 'arctic falcon' was an escaped captive he can't count it for listing purposes.

Why the nerd hate for birding? It's a non-consuming hobby which does no harm. You know, the 'take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints' sort of activity.


/my N. America life list is 450 species.
//my best big year was 295 but included Texas and Florida trips. He got 334 in Ontario? Awesome!
///my best big day was 175 at Point Pelee National Park

01 Jan 2013 01:38 PM
Ronin_S     
Article says he has a girlfriend.

Oh wait, this is the part where we all snark on someone with an uncommon passion as having no life and not being as interesting as the rest of us, all feeling smug an superior while sipping mountain dews and sitting in front of our laptops laughing at him.

I know, I know, welcometofark.jpg...

01 Jan 2013 01:45 PM
cynicalbastard     
It's only a matter of time before he goes stark raven mad.

01 Jan 2013 01:59 PM
aagrajag     

Ronin_S: Article says he has a girlfriend.

Oh wait, this is the part where we all snark on someone with an uncommon passion as having no life and not being as interesting as the rest of us, all feeling smug an superior while sipping mountain dews and sitting in front of our laptops laughing at him.

I know, I know, welcometofark.jpg...


Just don't call her a "chick".

//sluuuurrrrpppppp

01 Jan 2013 02:00 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
My Mother got a Christmas decoration with two Cardinals in it for Christmas. They're both males. Meh. So people who design ornaments don't know a lot about birds. They know what sells.

I saw a brilliantly-coloured male cardinal myself in December. My walk to work takes me through a bird and wildlife hotspot and I get to see a lot of interesting birds and animals that one very seldom finds a stone's throw from down town anywhere else. It's like walking through a Canadian Wildlife Service vignette.

01 Jan 2013 02:02 PM
E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease     
Better movie than I expected.

yes, very good

01 Jan 2013 02:05 PM
SpiderQueenDemon     
Birdwatchers are actually really cool, in my experience. If you live near a national park and put feeders out with plenty of seed and suet, they'll show up, and if you let them use the bathroom and give them a cup of cocoa they will organize your bookshelves or help with your tax returns. They don't crap on cars, they don't pick on other species and they're usually really good at picking out camera equipment.

I've been putting out extra sunflower seeds in advance of the W-2 season.

01 Jan 2013 02:10 PM
ElLoco     
That's a lot of culinary variety.

01 Jan 2013 02:22 PM
trappedspirit     
Is there a record for seeing the most number of unique species of birds having sex?

01 Jan 2013 02:28 PM
KrispyKritter     

dopekitty74: I'd love to have the money to go on a "cat tour" and see various wild cats from around the world in their natural habitats, that'd be pretty awesome.


especially if one returned home, uneaten. you must have balls of bronze, my friend.

01 Jan 2013 02:33 PM
Five Tails of Fury     

cnocnanrionnag: If that 'arctic falcon' was an escaped captive he can't count it for listing purposes.

Why the nerd hate for birding? It's a non-consuming hobby which does no harm. You know, the 'take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints' sort of activity.


/my N. America life list is 450 species.
//my best big year was 295 but included Texas and Florida trips. He got 334 in Ontario? Awesome!
///my best big day was 175 at Point Pelee National Park


Nice work! I need to upgrade my camera gear and get back into it more. Got a nice short-eared owl the other day though, so hey.

/casual birder/photographer

01 Jan 2013 02:34 PM
dentalhilljack     
This headline is tailor made for my cousin's husband. Bores the moss off a farking stone with his bird fetish.

01 Jan 2013 02:58 PM
andersoncouncil42     
I dated an ornithologist for a year. There were plenty of opportunities to fark outside while "bird watching".

01 Jan 2013 03:10 PM
MadSkillz     
There is nothing more nerdy about birding than me sitting on my ass playing video games.

01 Jan 2013 03:28 PM
Pointy Tail of Satan     
YOU SEE? No hockey and we Canadians start to go insane! For the love of God, get the stupid CBA signed!

01 Jan 2013 03:29 PM
Nem Wan     
Not as much sex as James Bond, obviously.
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01 Jan 2013 03:30 PM
felidstar     
There are actually ornithologist groupies - you may have to put up with unshaven legs and pits, but they have no problem making the long nights in tents go past pretty quickly.....

01 Jan 2013 03:46 PM
Fuggin Bizzy     
How the hell does anyone know? Give me Google and 2 hours, and I'll break that record.

01 Jan 2013 04:15 PM
douchebag/hater     

santadog: [img405.imageshack.us image 850x478]


Yeah, came for 'The Big Year' reference but derived no satisfaction from it; a very so-so movie and I know this because I've tried to watch it three times and can't get more than 15 minutes into any one section before I get bored.

Jack Black isn't funny, Owen Wilson can't act and Steve Martin looks like he's thinking about the art work his pay check will buy.

01 Jan 2013 04:23 PM
cryinoutloud     

brantgoose: My Mother got a Christmas decoration with two Cardinals in it for Christmas. They're both males. Meh. So people who design ornaments don't know a lot about birds. They know what sells.


Two males, you say? Now that's just not right.

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Fuggin Bizzy: How the hell does anyone know? Give me Google and 2 hours, and I'll break that record.


Birders are fanatical about their calling and since they don't get much reward out of seeing lots of birds, there isn't a lot of reason for them to lie. I'm sure some of them do, but they're mainly lying to themselves.

But if you mug one, you can probably get some very nice binoculars that cost $1000.

01 Jan 2013 04:24 PM
al's hat     

cnocnanrionnag: If that 'arctic falcon' was an escaped captive he can't count it for listing purposes.

Why the nerd hate for birding? It's a non-consuming hobby which does no harm. You know, the 'take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints' sort of activity.


/my N. America life list is 450 species.
//my best big year was 295 but included Texas and Florida trips. He got 334 in Ontario? Awesome!
///my best big day was 175 at Point Pelee National Park


Nice, I'm not a numbers kind of guy in general but it was awesome being on the West coast for several consecutive weeks for business with my weekends free. I got to add a lot of birds to my list.

01 Jan 2013 05:12 PM
i upped my meds-up yours     

SpiderQueenDemon: Birdwatchers are actually really cool, in my experience. If you live near a national park and put feeders out with plenty of seed and suet, they'll show up, and if you let them use the bathroom and give them a cup of cocoa they will organize your bookshelves or help with your tax returns.


You had me going until that last bit. People who...organize things...for fun...ain't right in the head.

01 Jan 2013 06:39 PM
RottenEggs    [TotalFark]  
White people got the craziest problems .

01 Jan 2013 06:59 PM
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