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.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Yard Lifer! & a quiz bird


I just got myself a yard lifer- a puckish little Ermine just came bounding through the yard. This is actually the third species of mustelid I've had here at the Owl Ranch; the expected Striped Skunk is a regular, and a few years ago I had a Pine Martin pass through. Too cool!

Enjoy the yard corvid (you do know what that is right Boone?)


  1. 'Yard corvid'...is that like the Latin name for Jackass?

  2. ya know Booner, I believe it is actually Esperanto for corporate whore

  3. Strange but true: Killian Mullarney's late mother wrote a book on Esperanto...

  4. I don't know what it is that you fools are talking about. And Skye this is a birding competition, but I'll give you one for some cool mammals. I too had a bit of a yard mammal sighting, a Fox Squirrel came loping thru the yard, and its the first time that guy has ventured past the edge of the woods into the lawn. Not that exciting, but you know. Also, one time I found a dead dog down by the creek.

  5. coporate whore...hmmmm...that one got lost in translation.

    Hey DubNer, if I hear another story about your finding dead dogs, I'm going to lose it.

  6. the whore comment would of been funnier had Caleb not removed some chick's comments that was trying to sell advertising to us, but whatever- in comedy, timing is everything....

    ....dead dog(s!)????

  7. Booner must've heard that one before. Just to push him over the edge I'll go into more detail. Yeah, some dog had managed to stick its head in a field tile drain pipe and get it stuck in there. We found it where it had finally exhausted itself. It must've dragged that pipe some distance I'm not sure where it even came from. Kind of a weird sight to come into your field and find a dog stuck in an eight foot pipe.

  8. And I too have had three mustelids in my yard, Mink, Striped Skunk, and Long-tailed Weasel


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