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.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Was rather busy this weekend so didn't get out much, I did hear a Song Sparrow (#63) singing from the marshy patch of the yard this morning and it was less than an hour before it had found the back feeders. Nice to have them back in the yard, although they've been locally present all winter within a few miles. The other nice addition was a peenting American Woodcock (#64) less than 20 minutes ago right outside my back door. I ventured back into the woods in the twilight and spotted him preening, probing the mud, and actually opening his beak to peent within a hundred feet of my back door! I may be mistaken, but I think this is the first year I've picked up AMWO before snipe for the year... Turkey vultures and kingfishers are both in the area and the first is definite within a week, and this is the only time of year I have a chance at a flyover BEKI in search of water. I'll see what I can do for formating some sort of side bar tally later tonight.