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, February 8, 2010

Northern Flicker

OK, since you guys appear unable to solve my word puzzles, I laid this one out bare. Just had a nice male at the suet, but he flew before I could get the photo. Hello second place!

The Brown Creeper is now daily in the yard, as are at least 2 Horned Larks calling from high overhead during much of the day. And hey- Hussey, Dorkstra, Booner, Swamp Kat and Fitz- where are your new yearbirds lately? GET OUTSIDE!


  1. My year 'yardbirds' have dried up because, oh, you know, there's not really much around that's likely to grace my garden right now...will be lucky to have anything worth posting about for months on end!

  2. It's kind of hard to 'get outside' when your outside consists of pulling your car out of the garage in the pre-dawn morning before heading to work. I can't even begin to....

  3. A Hontern Kerclif?

    Prometheus thaddeus ?-- you give us too much credit Puzzlemaster.

  4. YEah that one is pretty much a stretch. Euro Starling is such a "good" yard bird though, I can see why you'd try and spice it up with some sort of hidden post.


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