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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Weekend Warrior


After finding two piles of Morning Dove feathers in my backyard without spotting the culprit I decided my porthole to the world (2'x2') was just too small to make me a serious yardbird competitor. So I (we really) decided to do something about it ......






Ah, much better and almost instantly rewarded with a Merlin screaming through the yard between the house and garage pursuing a, well, screaming starling....#21.

The garage goes next....










16 comments:

  1. awesome.....

    that is the kind of dedication I like to see from birders- a true gonzo moment

    ps. thats a pretty hot chick in the pics too!

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  2. Radness. The dedication is most impressive.

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  3. Without a doubt the most serious display of yardbirding commitment EVER. AWESOME!

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  4. and I strongly suspect that chainsaw photo of you will end up on the frontpage banner very soon...

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  5. Krazy Kat does it again. Nice. But, you might want to put some sort of window material in that new hole. Could get cold.

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  6. Holy shit, I'm very impressed and agree that this is the most serious display of yardbird dedication yet!

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  7. Typical Kaplan ingenuity. Spectacular!

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  8. that is literally one of the most bad-ass things I have ever witnessed vicariously through the electronic portal known as the blogosphere...

    makes me wonder what sort of drastic acts I could engage in to get more yard birds....hmmmmm....

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  9. Just to reiterate. Kaps, you have now established yourself as #1 in the yardbirding mojo rankings.

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  10. Gee whiz fellas -- well that's one way to take the wind outta of the sail. How do you expect me to muster and maintain the mano y mano ass-kicking combat spirit when your showering me with rose petals? I expect insults for my antics not solidarity and accolades -- I'm deflated AND cold.

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  11. ....im serious about the garage though.

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  12. Good point, jackass. Won't let it happen again.

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  13. A real 'Here's Johnny' moment...totally batshit insane, mind, but sort of cool at the same time...

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  14. well catnip, thats what you get for punching a huge fucking hole in the side of your house two days before the temps go sub-zero! (yank measurements of course)

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  15. there, fixed the garage picture for you.

    learn how to use the blog gramps!

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  16. Really, quit with the hero worship here, I would have done the same thing if I had that horrid 2x2 port hole. But I don't need to because I have a window out to the feeders in front and the feeders in back. But I do think that the Slackermeister should one up this by buying a ton of fireworks from this guy, and then blasting a hole in the brick wall of his dining area/kitchen. That would be awesome.

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