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, April 15, 2009

FISP n' Chips

Welcome back, Caleb, and thanks for bringing the warmest weather of the season too! The birds have been unproductive...I've been out a decent amount, but it's been slow. However, today was different! I was out in the back this evening and heard what I didn't ever expect to hear in my yard...the ping pong ball bouncing song of a Field Sparrow (46/87)! I was able to locate the bird briefly and get a horrible picture, but it's a picture. I also managed to catch the last bit of one of its songs on a video clip (listen past the Cardinal and Robin - and NO, that's not a Chipping Sparrow!!). Caleb - I got Chippie several days ago, but I couldn't resist my clever title (in "honor" of your sighting)! Aren't I nice...see I turned decent again since you've been gone so long!
I did get an additional new yard bird today as well - and an exciting one at that! A flyover drake Mallard (47/88)...ooooooh! Yes, I now have that monkey off my back. In fact an hour later I saw a 2nd one fly by too.
I added a shot I took of all the Juncos under my feeder...I counted 30 at one point, up from about 10 at the most up till today. I kind of expected to find some White-throats today, but no. I also had several GC Kinglets today...but no Rubies - should be soon!

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