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


Phew, another grueling day birding the yard and another six pack;
Eastern Phoebe (migrating over the marsh landing briefly in a tree)
Northern Flicker (2 seen while in the neighbors yard but the 2nd did land in my tree and stayed long enough to run back across my property line (am I taking this too serious?))
Brown Creeper -- cute little fella flew past me over open lawn to land in the neighbors elm tree).
Blue-winged teal (pristine looks in the evening -- guess they really were real).
Great Black Backed Gull (admittedly, stretching the ID a bit but was really dark-backed and wings without noticeable white windows leaving me to exclaim: "good enough for my yard-list"
Wilson's Snipe (after dark -- called then winnowed)

Sorry Big Rig but from now on I'll be watching you through the rear-view mirror. Keep your sunny side up and your rubber side down.....


  1. No worries. I saw this coming awhile ago. The question is how long you can maintain the lead. I do envy your lakeshore view and wetland habitat. Three of the birds you list are life yardbirds for me.

  2. Back in the rear view yourself it seems.

  3. I also would like to note that you just tied Slager and I (albeit short-term) with your life total... You've been adding life yardbirds quicker than Caleb cries foul!


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