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, September 19, 2009

At the water this evening

Activity seems to pick-up at 7pm at the water hole. Numerous (5+) SWTH and several GCTH visited until almost 8pm this evening. A group of 9 WTSP joined the festivities, but never went to the water itself. This afternoon an influx of a dozen RBGR made the feeding stations raucous. Here are some photos - luckily the water feature is close enough for flash. This is the first time I have posted pictures, so bare with me.
Stand-off series:


  1. Wow Rixta- that's quite a series of birds there! PIWA is great, and I cannot believe how you have Sapsucker and WTSP in numbers. The former is still a yard bird for me, and the latter is likely weeks off yet... I guess the microphone is my only hope.

  2. This is probably the benefit of geography. Being close to the lake concentrates the early birds. Note that Berrien has already reported DEJU, WTSP, PUFI, etc. That's a county that also has had both WWCR & RECR early the last two years ('07 & '08). Just build a bigger water feature!


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