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 12, 2009
Some activity, still no official fall warblers
Well this morning brought a tinge of cold air to the backyard which seemed to signal fall is close by. Avian signs also seem to corroborate this. Late in the afternoon I saw a naked-eye swallow way overhead which appeared to be a female Purple Martin, but given my stringent standards (as opposed to those of others, no names mentioned- cough, SLAY, cough, GER, cough NIGHT, cough, HERONS) I did not count it as the life yard bird it would have been. Also heard a warbler seep from the canopy briefly which I never heard again. The chickadees aren't responding much anymore to the alarm recording, making it tougher to call down the flocks. Will try again tomorrow. Finally, the local Red-eyed Vireos are still singing away, though only intermittently. Can't WAIT for some fall warblers at the water feature.