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.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sympathy for the House Sparrow

Please allow me to introduce myself - I'm a bird of filth and waste
I've been around for a long, long time
Stole many a cavity nesters place
and I was around when Swamp Kat
had his moment of yardbird gain
made damn sure that Blogger
tallied his 4th place fate

Please,please, please to meetcha
Hope you guess my name
and please, please,please
don't bring back your mate

#25 & #50


  1. rock on! how about a haiku smackdown too?

  2. Brown backed with black bib
    A welcomed visitor here
    for some reason rare

  3. I've spent the last year working on the Parid-influenced version of the Who's Tommy.
    "See-me, Fee-bee"

  4. This thread just blew Putnam's mind as he has no idea how to string together bird-related lyrics fast enough to accompany Stevie Ray Vaughan riffs.

  5. Ok, I was going to send this in for my last documentation for the Record's Committee

    a kite floats on breeze
    long forked tail, pink under wings
    sallyforth! again...

  6. Tweak it a little more, Haasenpfeffer. Actually, you might just be able to do it. It just needs elaboration on details for size, structure, vocalization, angle of lighting, optics used, etc.....I'm sure the Committee would love it. Yes, I just threw caution to the wind.

  7. good points Rick....and don't forget to address the hybrid issue; my first cousin Lenny said his neighbor saw one once near Bay City

  8. oh, and I like the chickadee riff.

  9. Chaplain- Is "Lenny" an SRV reference? if so, nice work on this little-known ditty. As for hybrids, I think it'd be tough to get past D. virens, my own self. Hehehe....

  10. No, I really do have a first cousin named Lenny, but he does play guitar, well he's taking lessons.


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