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.

Friday, March 20, 2009

WWCR champion?

Took me long enough, but just when I thought I wasn't going to get more WWCR's in the yard I heard and then saw a flock of 8 'kip' their way from the Norway Spruces and head SE (odd direction) as I was topping off the feeders about 40 minutes ago. This brings me to a total of 79 in the yard this year. I'm inclined to think this will be my last sighting of the spring for these very welcome species. But then again I didn't expect the european goldfinch that I watched land in the top of a spruce tree with a pine siskin in between checking shorebird ponds yesterday afternoon, so who knows! Also, the above is a stock photo not from the yard, but it was within 2-3 miles of here so why the hell not?

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