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.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Havin' a IMBY morning

Conditions were perfect this morning with clouds coving the sun and compatible air and water temperatures (no shimmer).

New yardies too in the form of American Wigeon and ..... Long-tailed Duck, whoa whoa. Flocks of LTDU were moving back and forth offshore in Little Bay de Noc with 125 birds total including a flock of 70 birds.

~ 1 hour:
Red-breasted Merg 5; Common Merg 7; Goldeneye 37; Long-tailed Duck 125; Tundra Swan 4; Canada Goose, 6; Scaup (Greater) sp. 4; Buff 5; American Wigeon 4; Mall 75; Am Black D 6; Northern Pintail 2.

time for coffee


  1. This makes me jones for a great lake like you wouldn't believe...

  2. Squeaked out 41 for the day and added Killdeer for the year -- after dark. Big missed for the day included the nuthatches (I wasnt paying attention).

    Other goodies included hooded mergs, snow bunting, and great-horned owl.

  3. What's an IMBY? Way to be the onLy kat to out big day me. Good yard birds. Makes me want to go birding in my yard

  4. Yo Ben - IMBY is NIMBY without the N as in NOT IN MY BACKYARD.


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