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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yellow-billed Cuckoo!

It's still windy here, but definitely had some turnover last night. Highlight of a brief walk was a calling Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the large woodlot to my NE. The only other new bird was a singing Eastern Wood-Pewee, only my second in WI this year. It seems like they were remarkably late this year. Had a few warbler chips from the canopy of my woods that I never was able to see. Curtis is thankful for that I'm sure... I'll probably go back out in my anti-tick garb and see if I can track down any other new arrivals later.
EDIT: Got holed up in the house and didn't go back out until 4pm... As a result I didn't see much. Did add a pair of Eastern Kingbirds for the year and had another N. Waterthrush in the woods (probably my third most plentiful warbler in terms of days recorded this spring behind YRWA and NAWA).
EDIT II - tack on a couple of peenting Common Nighthawks at 630pm high over the backyard.
EDIT III - and a Cliff Swallow among a large group of CHSW, TRES, and BARS at 730pm

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