Well, I've been up since 3 am and it's 9:30 now but I'm still somehow awake.
Participated with 3 other MYBC people in the Super Bowl of Birding today - basically get as many points as you can from 5 am to 5 pm; rarer species are worth more points than common ones; also you're limited to Essex County MA and Rockingham County NH. Long story short: we dipped on Dovekie twice despite it being continually reported at the same location, got lucky with a saw-whet responding to our imitations after our stakeout one was nowhere to be found, found a group of 5(!) King Eiders, failed miserably at passerines (we didn't have a robin until like 4:40 pm with 20 minutes to spare and missed species like bluebird and Brown Creeper), had 2 unusual goose species, and learned that to actually do well compared to the competition we should actually do a decent amount of planning. Oh yeah we also ran across this:
Hungry Peregrine by andrew.barndt, on Flickr