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, March 25, 2009

PWIP; KEEW; see, see, see; TUVU, HERG

Ok, enough smack talk about my needing to get out...you said "bring it on" so here it is. In less than 30 minutes here's what I saw (imagine if I could spend an hour!):
E. Phoebe (36, 82) - 2 flitting from branch to branch, pwiping all the way.
N. Flicker (37) - one heard calling
GC Kinglet (38) - one heard calling
Turkey Vulture (39, 83) - one flyover - FINALLY!
Herring Gull (40, 84) - 2 flyovers (1 imm, 1 adult)
Possible Red-shouldered Hawk HIGH distant flyby...which, because I'm discreet, I'm not counting.


  1. Decent half hour. I'm glad you still know how to use your binoculars. BTW, I also had a distant bird today left unIded that was 95% Bonaparte's Gull. Just a little too far with only 8x bins, also I couldn't rule out BHGU...

  2. I just want you all to know that Curtis divulged to me that he counts the entire wooded lot behind his house (several hundred feet long) as part of his "Yard"- now we know how he is coming up with these artificially high counts! I think am going to start counting "Kent County" as my "yard".

  3. Caleb - I think your MEMORY is as SLOPPY as your bird record-keeping! At the start of our competition last year we AGREED that the back lot of my yard was FAIR GAME. You're just getting nervous, scared and a bit embarrassed that you have not surpassed me yet!


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