My Turkey 2001 Category Award Winners (Life Birds, except as noted)

CATEGORY
BIRD
COMMENT
Best Singer Nightingale Hardest to find in the tree, too.
Most Beautiful Bird (Tie) White-throated Robin, Black-eared Wheatear, Masked Shrike
Favorite Bird Still the Hoopoe  
Most Responsive to Its Taped Song Goldcrest "Who said that? Where is that coming from? Left? Right? Behind me? Where?" - chips the Goldcrest.
Best "Headlight" Red-fronted Serin Great high alpine bird
Best Day Wed, July 4, 2001. Lake Egirdir Nine life birds (Cretschmar's Bunting, White-throated Robin, Orphean Warbler, Black-headed Bunting, Masked Shrike, Turtle Dove, Great Bustard, Ruppell's Warbler, Great Reed Warbler), eight of them at Lake Egirdir, plus two upgrades (Callandra Lark, Spotted Redshank)
Best Upgrade (Tie) White-winged Black Tern, Stonechat, Black Redstart, Spotted Redshank (all in breeding colors)
Longest Sought Bird (Tie) Great Bustard, Pygmy Cormorant. Tried for both last fall, long time.
Best Pig Imitation Water Rail "Squeeeeeeeal"

Sharon may add her favorites later.

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