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, August 26, 2009
Bug bites finally pay off!
After being taunted on the phone by Caleb yesterday about how he was the king of the warbler war I hit the woods today with renewed gusto. I was hoping that the storms last night may have knocked down some birds... Well it took 3 flocks of chickadees before I finally found one with a non-parus tagging along. A sharp looking female Cape May Warbler (a species I somehow missed this spring in the yard...#151). I continued to keep the BCCHs riled up and heard the sharp chip of a Black-and-white Warbler come in and join the fun (another female). I continued pishing and kept an eye all around and nabbed a silent female American Redstart that disappeared as quickly as it came. I can't tell you how nice it was to actually see a warbler "flock" again down here. Let them pour in! Also, picked up yardbird #150 for the year with a Bank Swallow among the roving TRES, BARS, and CLSW overhead over the back hayfield. Also of interest were the 50+ Robins flocked up in the woods and the 5 BAOR loosely hanging out with them. I suspect the orioles are migrants as well. Fall is the best.