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.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another seven for the day

An extraordinary morning of birding in the yard today. 40 species total. Of the seven new year birds, 5 were all time yardbirds...
#44 BHCO
#45 BRCR
#46/155 NOPI
#47 156 NSHO
#48/157 WODU
#49/158 COME
#50/159 CACG
Additional highlights were do to a minor hawk flight. Another young MERL couldn't seem to figure out what to do and slowly flew back and forth over the south field. While on the roof I had a SSHA come in high from the south which made up for the accipiter sp. I had on Monday. Two north-bound RTHA were obvious migrants (not the resident pair west of the property). One was of intermediate coloration. Besides these, huge numbers of AMRO, COGR, RWBL, KILL, and EUST were headed north continually, as was also the case yeasterday. A smaller paler thrush flew over with one of the robin flocks and was likely a Hermit Thrush, but I couldn't clinch it as such. The low presure pushing from the south is certainly advantagous for the early migrants lately!


  1. Get the squirrel, get the squirrel....

  2. Ding Ding, and now we have a proper shootin' match. You might take the lead a bit as you nail all the waterfowl I miss.

  3. Dang, Rickster. This is getting out of hand. At least 4 of those species are not realistic for me, even if I sat out there all day (NOPI, COME, CACG, NSHO). Nice going- those are definitely some high quality pickups... Honestly, in all my time outside yesterday I couldn't get a stinking MALL!

  4. Nice haul, dude. I'm curious, how have the SACR flights been at your place? Mid-week, I spent some time in west-central Indiana and had MAD crane migration over a two day period.


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