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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Raptors PWNED

As seems to be the usual pattern, when you guys call me, I get birds. Yesterday this resulted in 2 life yardbirds and 1 additional yearbird. And so far today, another year bird. Sean called and I went out and had a Harrier (50) bolt through the same gap ("right finger", as I am starting to call it) as the Rough-leg from yesterday. Now, I am reduced to needing MERL, PEFA, GOEA, (and of course Osprey and Broad-wing which will both be straightforward next month) and NOGO, etc. These species are quite unlikely, but who knows. Maybe someone else can call me to try to help?


  1. Maybe if I phone you from Ireland, you might get a vagrant European raptor over your yard...Common Kestrel or Eurasian Hobby would be the most likely, I would imagine, but it's a little early for the latter as yet.

  2. As long as you pay the bill, Harry!

  3. Yeah, Dave, hes defiitely flipping us the bird.

  4. I believe Caleb's finger is a Ring finger for the fact that all he's actually seen in that gap are Ring-billed Gulls he's mistaken for raptors.


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