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.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

No new birds BUT...

Not just one but two Coyotes were seen today! This one initially bolted into cover when it saw me, not five minutes later it was leisurely giving me a 50 foot buffer as it made its way back towards its den (I found it about 1/2 mile away last month on the far brushy side of the biggest pond on the course system). I've never witnessed coyotes this fearless before...Here's a bad digi-bin of the fourship of shovelers I saw the other day:Basically just hoping for a few more ducks before freeze-over and maybe a flyover LALO or SNBU at this point... I checked out a bunch of patches near me today and managed 15 waterfowl species (GWFG, CANV, COGO, and a flock of 141 RNDU were the highlights).


  1. Given our habitats, I'd predict Sean and Curtis and Dave least likely to get Coyote for the yard, and me perhaps more likely than Rick (given my preponderance of open habitat with nearby large woods). However, I have never seen or heard one here. This contest is full of surprises for sure!

  2. Well...there is a pack that lives across the street (to the west) from me. Every night just after dusk in the summer they start yipping and howling. Its great fun to hear. As the year wore on the turkey flock that visited my yard dwindled from 16 polts to 4. We suspect the coyotes were steadily picking them off.


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