Santa Fe Springs
Lefty / Happily Married / Parent of 2 Girls / Christian / Yucata User
Smack dat Ghoulie, Mr. Trolla!
A light is beginning to dawn in my darknened brain...thank you for your patience.
On your turn you either place a bird or activate a card.
So, we were playing this all wrong. If these are the 2 options (and the latter isn't automatically triggered by a 2nd bird placement) then the strategy revolves around not being put in a position to take the minimum (read: less efficient) action(s). At least not to have to trigger them yourself, due to lack of other options (ie: too few birds in the pool). I'm going to have to go back and re-examine this whole thing...