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.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer doldrums

Well I don't know about you guys, but things have been pretty slow in my yard the last 3 weeks. Probably the most interesting bird that I suspect is breeding in the conifer stand next door is a Red-breasted Nuthatch that comes into the peanut feeder every few days. I haven't confirmed two RBNU at once since late May, but even that date seems to indicate that they are summering in the area. For this far south in WI with so little coniferous habitat, that's a pretty good bird right now (SE WI has very different habitat makeup from SW MI). Other than that, an INBU has been singing his heart out in my woods now that the veg has thickened up. I also went out the other night to use some evening light and got this photo of a Tree Swallow near one of the many boxes I have up on the property. This is the third pair of TRES that have succesfully raised young this year. Surprising since Raccoons typically rob the nests (an EABL pairs first attempt was ended that way a couple weeks ago)

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