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.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wilson's Snipe #65

Took advantage of this fine evening and was out in the backyard playing with the siblings with binoculars on hand for any potential year birds (of course). Had two flocks of Common Mergs go over (11 and 4) and then a nice flock of dabblers included 20 pintail along with 18 mallards (probably the first time mallards have been outnumbered in a mixed flock going over here). 2 more Great Blue Herons cruised over and a few more Rusty Blackbirds also trickled over. The best bird(s) were a pair of Wilson's Snipe (#65) that buzzed overhead after I had complained to several people about how I had missed them up to this point this spring. Well, they are pretty much the only other shorebird that had good odds of being seen in the yard this year. Long odds on a yellowlegs and that's about it... Also, here's a picture of my front cottonwood the other day that had 17 Rusties mixed in with ~82 or so RWBL.Also, welcome aboard Dave!

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