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 25, 2010
Gahh, I'm a complete failure. I can't even add one new bird to my yard list. I walked around the property today and while there weren't any new birds I did have a few enjoyable moments. In between the several snowflakes the clouds were spitting out I got a ray of sunshine which perfectly lit up a Brown Creeper for me. Such cool birds, I heard several others but only saw perhaps two individuals. Another yard star was the male N. Flicker and Hairy Woodpecker I saw near the creek. And I still can't get over the 4 RBNUs I have at a time at my feeders. What makes it odd is that they are scarce other places in Ohio this year, but I seem to be near a pocket of them. I found another pocket about 15 miles to the south. One of my favorite birds I think. I sure could use a winter finch like last year with its C. Redpolls, Pine Siskins and Purple Finches. I know you other guys haven't had too many finches either, so you feel my pain at least. This yard competition is actually making me look forward to migration even MORE this year.