2013 and beyond
It's pretty simple: the most birds seen or heard from one's yard during 2013 will be the "winner". Want in? O.k....then do it despite that.
2013 promises to be a lot less mean but still a carbon-free birding competition, even if slightly less exciting than a MEGA x EPIC hybrid.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sandhill Cranes bugling!
After watching hundreds of geese (including a couple Snows) moving north near Lake Geneva where I work this evening, I got home and set up my scope on the ridge to try to pick out some pure-bred tundra geese among these flippin canucks. No luck on that count, but the scoping did finally nab a distant Horned Lark (#39). As I was packing up I heard the bugling of a pair of Sandhill Cranes (#40) - a sound for sore ears! Also had a flock of 14 more WWCR land in the Norway Spruce clump and then fly right over the house to check out the cones in our front colorado spruces. Up to 58 in the yard this year Curtis...better watch out!