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, May 13, 2009

Vermivora party

I was quite surprised to walk outside and be immediately treated to a flock containing the following excellent birds (*=life yardbird):

Cape May Warbler (1 female)
*Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 imm. male)
Tennessee Warbler- 3
Nashville Warbler- 2
Orange-crowned Warbler- 1
*Scarlet Tanager- 1
*Least Flycatcher- 1
*Bobolink- 1

I finally feel as though a real push has hit my yard. The wind is picking up a bit, but I do hope the water feature is able to pull some of these birds in throughout the day, perhaps e
ven helping me add Blue-winged or Golden-winged to complete the Vermivora party! Watch out Sean, our cumulative score is getting closer!

Here are some photos:

Tennessee Warbler (in full song)
Swainson's Thrush (from yesterday)
Scarlet Tanager (note the red on the median coverts- a rare trait!)Chestnut-sided Warbler (imm. male)

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