It was also a notable sighting in that I currently do not have binoculars! I bought a pair of 10X42 ELs on eBay, which arrived slightly out of alignment. They are being fixed, and I sold my Leicas (to pay for the ELs), so as it stands I am trying to ID stuff by eye or using the $25 Kmart specials which have been sitting in our attic now for many years.
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 15, 2010
As Ben, I am in desperate need of some new birds as we enter the final doldrums of winter. Amazingly, as I stepped outside just now to look up into the snow storm I had an adult Herring Gull fly over. This species becomes difficult once April arrives and Ring-billed dominates our area.