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.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Expecting the Expected. Decent yardbirding.
Nothing crazy today, just usual yardbirds, but it was pretty good. I was hoping for more flyby waterfowl, but my owling last night caused me to just go ahead and sleep in too late. I did get the Owl tri-fecta for my yard, no new owls, but a couple year birds. The Barred Owls have been going goofy lately, even hooting it up during the day. Pretty fun to listen too. Around mid-day I hauled it all up on top of my roof for some prime vistas. I got a few treats up there; Red-tailed Hawk copulation was observed, Pileated Woodpecker fly by, Turkey Vultures flew by for the first time this year, Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles, Killdeer, and then the Eastern Bluebirds were down in the field inspecting my boxes. The birds were singing like crazy today, downright noisy. But no Woodcocks yet, I stood out in the shrinking snow waiting, waiting, till darkness fell, but nothing yet. I did find out that the Towhees were back, thats a favorite of mine. Ended the day with a decent total: 40 species. Now I'm tired. Tomorrow, tomorrow some ducks will fly by.