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.

Friday, September 25, 2009

2 life yardbirds & more

A quick attempt to pull down a few unIDed warblers from the canopy using Screech-Owl whistles this morning brought in this yard rarity. At first I thought it was a life yardbird, but it is actually a second sighting:

I was then surprised by an ACTUAL life yardbird (2 individuals!) skulking around in the brushpile (113/113). Curtis, I know you're going to need all kinds of help IDing this one, so give me a call and I can walk you through it... (hint: concentrate on tail length to give you subspecies)

I then was very pleasantly surprised when this bird (114/114) joined the fray at the bath slightly before noon. Finally someone is starting to chip some more of Sean's 3 pointers down to two!
Plus this beauty:

And then, in updating the spreadsheet it was striking to discover that my year list
and my yard list are IDENTICAL! So, no species that I saw in 2008 has not been seen in 2009. Strange...

Finally, I had this UNWELCOME addition to the fall yard list. Argh.

1 comment:

  1. Nice Short-tailed House Wren Caleb!
    I had some warblers in my yard today, but alas, I did not get but fleeting glimpses of the blasted birds in the few minutes I had to look. I did add two other depressing birds to my fall list though...Eastern Phoebe and White-throated Sparrows (several).


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