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

My Friends, RUBLs for everyone!

In the back flooded corner of my yard there was a bird party today. Large flocks of mixed blackbirds were all around and in the damp wet grass, shrubs and trees, were a small squadron of Rusty Blackbirds! I had awesome looks at their Rusty backs as they foraged and picked around the trail. So cool! Actually, a Yard Lifer! I was excited for sure, then right beside me a gorgeous AMWO flushed and I had a nice look at its amber flanks and leafy pattern. It landed near the Rusty and then doodled across the trail, gorgeous looks! He was hidden and the rusties flushed before I could fumble out any good Digi'noc'd shots. Dang. Also in the party back there were EATOs, COGRs, RWBLs, HAWO, DOWO, NOFL, AMROs, SOSPs, CACHs, BLJA, NOCAs, TUTIs, WTSP, and many fly over TUVUs and RTHAs as well as a small flock of MALL. It seems most of the DEJUs and ATSPs have left! Stay tuned for pics of a water feature that will put Putzy's to shame. I'm talking my own private flooded field for ducks and shorebirds baby. Should attract some pipits and ducks already, its looking good.

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