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 18, 2010

Nocturnal migration underway

These are not countable, because they were only picked up by the mic, but the first 3 represent my first ever American Tree Sparrows for nocturnal flight call pick-ups, and the fourth a reasonably early Savannah! Savannah would in fact be a life yardbird were I to have heard that note by ear. Times times of night each was recorded are: 2:27:31 am, 3:16:00am, 5:45:55AM, and 5:45:53am, respectively. Let the migration begin.

Also, just found this SOSP/FOSP (presumably the former, but hard to tell) from this morning at daybreak (6:50:22AM), so the sun was already partially up. I'll bet it was still moving though as I didn't see it in my yard at all today.


  1. Sounds to me like you need to be on your roof listening before 5:45am tomorrow morning.

  2. Better yet- I could sit out all night just to have a chance at the one SAVS which flies over!

    I am banking on being out there on the heaviest nights in April and May for picking up a lot of these new potential life yardirds. CCSP would be nice, as would GRSP, LCSP, and a number of others.

  3. I'm ordering my Rolls MP 13 today -- I need some of this action.

  4. That's cool Caleb. Not much in the way of new stuff here in the golfdom the past two evenings. Still waiting on SOSP at the cattail edges that they should be thick in pretty soon... Just a few ATSP's left (3 yest) down from a flock of 18-23 all winter. I don't work until 4pm today so game on!


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