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.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Orange-crowned Warbler

As hoped for, I had my year yard OCWA this morning (131/149). Its also a year county bird (235). Although a much more quiet day than yesterday, there were still some good birds around. OVEN, NAWA, MAWA, HETH, BRTH, YTVI & 2 YBSA to name a few. Unfortunately, House Sparrow showed up at my feeders today and even though I appreciate him as a first of season bird for the yard he will be bringing many unwelcome friends and family soon enough.

I'm getting impatient for Palm Warbler!


  1. Nice work Rixta. I still need YBSA for a life yardbird. Better find it soon...

  2. I've even got YBSA for the yard this fall...if you'd take your eyes off your bath, maybe you'd see more than just warblers Caleb!

  3. Wow, Curtis "trashtalk" Dykstra is at it again! Well said, my man.

    In the bath today: both kinglets, YRWA, TEWA (last for season?).

  4. I am somewhat surprised that you don't have YBSA yet PutPut... must not be home much.

    Amazing the difference in what our baths attract. Tonight here there was a FOSP, HETH, 5 WCSP & 14 WTSP. I've added a side stream and a heep more brush. I have wet-warbler envy, though.

    Where are the frigin' Palm Warblers!


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