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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Sharp looking visitor

I was visited by a diminutive hawk with acutely angled Tibio-tarsi today. It was a very sharp looking adult indeed. After gazing upon it with my nockers for a couple minutes I realized my camera was in the other room and I ducked out to get it to try and digiscope the guy. When I returned he was still perched but either my movement, or the realization that he wasn't going to get any prey by sitting there, caused him to take up and leave. Such a cool bird, and from the amount of times I've spotted this sp. in the yard I'd say he wasn't a year round local. Yeah, you all know what I'm talking about, it was the Sharp-shinned Hawk. Year Yard bird No: 46. Rack'em and stack'em. 23 species for the site survey today. What the heck is up with the totals sidebar? When I go into try and edit it it looks normal, but from the blog view, its all messed up and doesn't show a third of our names or totals including mine. What gives? Tired of seeing how devastating a loss you are all suffering?


  1. what are the chances? this afternoon I too had a SSHA come in and give chase to a junco in the brushpile before my eyes. The junco won, but the aerial dogfight was awesome...

  2. That is cool. SSHAs are cute little killers. But seriously, what the heck is up with the numbers, do you see that? I tried from the computer at work too and it wont show my number or name, yours is gone, Skye's is gone, and Sean's.

  3. It's new Microsoft software that automatically detects and deletes blog-o-sphere posers. It is 100% accurate.

  4. Swampy you'd better get back to chainsawing off the roof on your house.

  5. oh hey! they're back sort of. for the most part.

  6. Yeah, Rickster fixed them- something happened where the font was changed and although the data were still there in the "layout" area, they were not visible on the homepage.

    Or of course, Forested-Wetland Feline could be right?!?!?

  7. hey now-
    he who smelt it, dealt it....


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