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.

Friday, March 19, 2010

We're cooking with gas now

The spigot is on; Yesterday (March 18th) brought Song Sparrows (#47) back to the bushes of Delta Co. Also conspicuous were an influx of blackbirds and robins.

For me the day started with a Great Horned Owl (#46) heard through the window before dawn and ended with Hooded Merganser (#48) and a pair of Trumpeter Swans (#49) that were attacked by a Mute Swan. I had just noticed this distant pair of swans with black bills engaged in courtship (mingling their stretched necks and gently nuzzling' their bills) when a swan of the same size chased them off. Trumpeter's by size and bill color unless there are objections.

As I write this morning the first robin song of the season.


  1. Nice tick with Trumpeter! No objections here, you're going to clean up on waterfowl with front row seats on that bay!! Definitely jealous...

  2. hmmm sounds like a jaeger write-up to me!

  3. Man, I gotta experience this view first hand! You've had some great birds from there.

  4. the truth shall set thee free swampy......


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