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 14, 2010

A vacation from the yard.

Hey guys, just thought you all would like to know what real birding is like. I went up to the legendary Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in Wyandotte county Ohio today to spend valentines with those feathered friends I love the most. I also met up with my buddys from Ohio Wes. University and their fearless leader Dr. Jed Burtt, President of AOU. I helped get his students on many of the good birds such as the awesome looks at owls we all enjoyed. Highlights were multiple Long-eared Owls, Short-eared Owls (in broad daylight!), Rough-legged Hawks (5), Red-tailed Hawk (6), Northern Harrier (5), Bald Eagle (6), American Kestrel (6), Cooper's Hawk, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs, Eastern Towhee, Red-headed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (8), E. Meadowlarks (4!), Tundra Swans, N. Pintail, etc. A great day and despite forgetting some of my digiscoping gear I handheld some decent shots through the ol' HD. Here's a fun one. And if you want to see some other shots, I put them in previously used Facebook album, click the last pages of it to find todays shots of LEOWs et.al. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2019596&id=164901416&l=95d9fa44cc
I'm looking forward to finding some good yard birds tomorrow now I've refilled the drained feeders around the house tonight. Cheers.

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