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On 9/13/2011 7:53 PM, Charlene Malone wrote:
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A suggestion was made to use castor oil in the popcorn..........hmmm.

When the pelagics were being planned by Jim and I for the SLAS, it was 
briefly considered
but quickly (!) dismissed.
The RENTED boats get pretty trashed out enough as it is with regular 
popcorn and
bread crumbs scattered from stem to stern.
Don't think castor oil needs to be brought into the mix unless the 
participants
wish to help pay for a hefty clean-up bill for each boat.
The regular popcorn and bread draws in a pretty big crowd as it is 
including those
that don't even go for the carb ladened chum. They come just to see 
what's all the ruckus.

Highlights of birds seen very close to the boats: Red & Red-necked 
Phalaropes; 2 species of jaegers, Sabine's Gulls plus 5/6 other species 
of gulls...to name a few.
(for details, please see Dan Kassebaum's website for records seen on the 
dates during the pelagics)

Of course, since it is being run by others now, it is solely up to them.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. L co.

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