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.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Flock of warbs

Worked all the sunlit edges this evening since I wasn't able to get out until 6pm. On the way up the hayfield I had a couple gnatcatchers which are my first of the fall. Waiting patiently by one of the BGGN yielded a female Black-throated Green Warbler that never made a sound. At the top of the field I had 5 nighthawks go over and a flock of 8 GREGs northbound. Returning back I started hearing warbler tsips at the corner of the field in a little opening where some pin cherry had died and there was thick shrubby undergrowth. Waited there and just watched and more and more TEWAs started appearing, then the previously seen BTNW showed up. I stuck with em and then a sharp looking BLPW appeared in the shrubs right in front of me. Scanning further left another BLPW was chasing an AMRE around. All told had 6 TEWAs, 2 BLPW, BTNW, AMRE, and an OVEN just in that little patch. Such a reward after dealing with crap at work all day...

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