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.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Finally Phoebe!

As I lay here in bed with my window open I hear the repeated call of an Eastern Phoebe. Also CAGO, EABL, BLJA, SOSP, NOCA, CARW, KILL, DEJU, WTSP, CACH, BHCO, HOFI, AMGO, RSHA, AMCR, RWBL, TUTI (or ETTI, if you're oldschool) and HOSP. Not sure How Big Rig got them before me, but at least my worried mind can be set at ease, I love my phoebes and wouldn't want anything to happen to them. 60 baby! And all while still laying in bed, the only way to bird. Maybe my silly Meadowlark will show his yellow belly today.


  1. Oh and I forgot AMRO. But whatever.

  2. See Ben, thats the only way I yard bird as well- and its just been too cold to open the window today so no yard birds for me!

  3. I need to set up a bed outside then I can just lay there and look at the sky.

  4. Thats a good question, Ben. It is likely the effect of being about 3/4 mile from the Lake MI shoreline. The concentrating influence of this is what I speculate causes the early birds.

    BTW- nice list from bed, sleepyhead!

  5. Not in my garden, but I finally saw a true, trans-Saharan migrant today: an adult male Northern Wheatear at Ballycotton.

  6. Thats very cool Harry, I bet you could get one in your garden if you're lucky. Put out some mealworms and crickets in a tray.


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