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, April 1, 2010


Killer day in the swamp yesterday....adding 6 new yardbirds including a save by Skye Haas; I went to the mailbox without my bins (what was I thinking?) and looked up to see 2 Wood Ducks winging past....Skye was fondling himself in the backyard but heard my confirmation plea in time to raise his bins and bring it home.....

The real shocker though was a Barn Swallow among the ranks of 40+ Tree Swallows that descended from the sky into the marsh in early evening -- it seems early for that baby to emerge from hibernation. I undoubtably also had a Blue-wing Teal in with a group of Green-winged Teal but it was early enough to make me pause...I'll look for it today.

here are the for-sures (in order)

Green-winged Teal
Great Blue Heron
Wood Duck
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow


  1. Skye has been known for "finding" out-of-season BARS, so it's entirely plausible he keeps a few in his pocket.

    yep, first spring at the swamp.


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