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.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tree Swallows and a Kingfisher
Burned one more of the fields today and enjoyed the opportunity to stand outside and see what the south winds would kick over. Tree Swallows were observed repeatedly (3-4 birds) (#69), nice to hear their chattering again. The better bird was a flyover Belted Kingfisher (#70). This is not an easy bird here and probably only the second time I've gotten that bird in the yard. So I was surprised to hear the rattle of one going over. Other birds of note include 2 more WWCR (81 individuals total), continuing Pine Siskins, 130+ migrating cranes, phoebe, and a few vultures.