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, April 6, 2010

Day of Reckoning arrives early.

Looks like Big Rig and Silly Putz are sidelined today. Better stay in your basements boys, it's safer there.

Up top it's quiet and calm; a rain last night settled the air over Green Bay creating perfect conditions this morning for viewing ducks -- had all the dabblers except Green-winged Teal (where did they go?) and Wood Duck.. Great looks at Gadwall (8 birds) and a couple of drake Northern Shovelers (#74 and my last dabbler for the year).

Though a little anti-climatic, a Double-crested Cormorant provided #75 and a brand new perspective on this exercise. Undoubtably, the lead will be short-lived - I have seen the ugly side of War. The trend however is clear and the facts undeniable; Global Warming is no big deal.


  1. C'mon Warndog, somebody has to help us tame the beast. What say another 12 pack tomorrow?

    As for me, I took Fitzy's advice and stood outside in the rain to try to get my first ever non-MALL/WODU/HOME, and did have 3 dabblers go by up high. Didn't get a definitive ID (short look), but they looked OK for MALL. Will keep tryin...

  2. Swampy, you are right that Big Rig and Putzman will need to stay inside today but as for ME? Even though I'm in the midst of the same storms, I don't fear them so I appreaciate you leaving my name off that list of "Scaredy Cats".

  3. Curtis, I'd never group you with those other two, I see how you hang.

    The only thing I'd fault you for is you're friends with Caleb, but hey we all makes mistakes.

  4. I'll may give you a little line before I reel you in. Just wait, its going to be emotionally damaging. Steel yourself in preparation.

  5. Sounds like we may have need of a FOCA group - I'll let you figure ot the acronym. When's the first meeting? I'll bring the drinks.


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