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, January 18, 2010

17 and slowly climbing.....and good yard birds of yore

So its a grey day here at the Owl Ranch, but for whatever reason, diversity has been good.

Birds seen so far this morning are
Mallard- 2
Bald Eagle- 1
(Yankee) Herring Gull-8
Rock Pigeon- 5
Mourning Dove- 3
Downy Woodpecker-2
Hairy Woodpecker- 1
Black-capped Chickadee- 12
White-breasted Nuthatch- 2
Bohemian Waxwing- 7
Dark-eyed Junco- 1 (species not seen everyday)
PINE GROSBEAK- 1 (species number 17 for the year)
House Finch- 22
American Goldfinch- 5

So like yoo-hoo for me! All though my sighting of the day would be the 20 Long-tailed Ducks down the harbor this morning. I had been seeing 3-5 when I looked , but there was an influx from somewhere.

Well as I stare at my finchless feeders, I thought a few shots from last years finchy-good time at the house of TOR would be in order. Of of these days I will get out the camera and get some shots of what my humble yard actually looks like.

Well for now, memories of good birds past.....


  1. Love the pics Skye, but no offense, The only people on here who didn't see WWCR in their yard this past year was Caleb... And PUFI while a cool looking bird, not exactly stop press. Now HORE on the other hand...a bitchin yard bird!

  2. Hey, What can I say other than I am rather fond of PUFI's.

    As for the Whorey Redpolls, I'm embarrassed to say in polite company just how many I had in my yard last winter.

    As for Caleb, he really should try birding sometime, he might like it!


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