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Very nice poem, and the Ogden Nash poem was a treat!

John Newman
Soulard, St. Louis


On Dec 18, 2008, at 12:36 AM, Robert Fisher wrote:

> Here's one I wrote when a Red-necked Stint was reported at Lake
> Contrary, St. Joseph in July, 2002. It's been on the list before,
> but not since then. For the benefit of beginning birders, a Red-
> necked Stint is a Eurasian shorebird that is extremely rare in the
> lower 48 states and especially rare in central states like
> Missouri. The species is not on the Missouri checklist. There was
> no question that the St. Joseph bird was indeed a stray. However,
> the MBRC decided that the documentation did not rule out the
> possibility that the bird was an equally rare Eurasian shorebird
> called Little Stint.
>
> ENDING STINT LIST VIRGINITY
>
> By what dint
> does one deserve
> a Red-necked Stint?
>
> Hard work?
> Long hours?
> Blind luck?
> Acute powers?
>
> Or is a bird that rare
> only there
> by fervent prayer?
>
> Beseech Divinity!
> It takes an affinity
> to reach Infinity
> to end stint list virginity!
>
> Bob Fisher
> Independence, Missouri
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