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.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Killdeer and two more!!
I went out in the yard when I got home from work at 4 and was almost immediately greeted by the chucking of a single Common Grackle flying south overhead. The greens had plenty of geese (420), only two of which were Cacklers. Later I had a lone Cedar Waxwing go over followed by a distant look at a silent Killdeer heading north over the apartments in the direction of Fermi Lab. According to eBird, at least 2-5 KILL wintered at Hennepin Lake (about 90 miles to my southwest), but otherwise this bird appears to be the first reported spring migrant in northern IL thus far! Bring it on!