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, April 27, 2009

when's it ever gonna stop?

Well, even Sean is now in trouble in the actual yard list competition! Another quick walk around the yard yielded Black-throated Green Warbler and Baltimore Oriole. When it rains it pours, I guess. 5 to go before I have tied Sean. Of course, upon his immediate return he is sure to regain the lead, but I will savor it while I own it anyway.

Here is today's Hummingbird. Is it just me or is this the earliest spring migration EVER?


  1. OK Caleb, enough already until I can get out and bird my yard more completely! I added Swainson's Thrush today (58/90). Two BH Vireo as well. If the weather is better tues. a.m. LOOK OUT...I'll be right on your heels!

  2. BTW, CALEB you need to fill in the spread sheet with those warbler sightings...

  3. and get ready to decrease your score as I adds some of the same species!

  4. And that odd tingling sensation in your nose after reading Curtis' comments; is the smell of desperation folks...

  5. Been a slow spring here, and not had a migrant over my garden yet (would have easily had Barn Swallow had I spent hours out there, as they do occur not too far away)...Common Swift due any day now.
    Did manage to break my rarity-finding duck for 2009, though, in the wider area of Co. Cork, with a 2cy Eurasian Hobby on Sat 25th. This species is becoming increasingly regular in Ireland, though has not (yet) been suspected of breeding here, but finding one is never easy: this being my first self-found Hobby, and only my third individual ever seen in Ireland!


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