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.

Monday, March 29, 2010


The thermals that Putnam experienced today did not develop here today. Cold northwest winds off Lake Michigan kept the raptors earthbound except for a few low sailing TUVU. Still, I managed several stints on the roof which paid off later this afternoon. While scoping over the Kalamazoo Lake basin at about 4:30 five aythya flew into view. On closer examination they were made out to be three male and two female REDH. #60 this year, but #162 all-time.


  1. What I wouldn't give for an Aythya here...

  2. Clever Dave, gotta give it to you.

  3. Nice bird Rick and nice wordplay Dave!

  4. Rick, the only way I could concievably get a Redhead in my yard is if you come over and forget to wear a hat on sunny day.


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