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.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Out of order

Somehow I have not yet observed a Swainson's Thrush in Michigan for 2009, yet my second Gray-cheeked of the year has already shown up in my yard. This species is normally outnumbered probably 10 to 1 by Swainson's here!


  1. Added a life yardbird during my noon walk through of the yard- BANK SWALLOW high overhead. Just need Cliff and Purple Martin (the latter is not gonna happen) to fill out the swallow inventory!

  2. I just had GCTH (68) this afternoon too...that rounds out the likely catharus thrushes for me for the year.
    I also had a singing Nashville Warbler (69). There were lots of YRWA's when yesterday they were absent...it's neat to see how the yard fluxes each day with new migrants coming and going.


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