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, April 12, 2010

GREG pays us a visit

Five Great Egrets flew north over The Wastelands this afternoon--#35 for the year.

My son and I took a stroll around the neighborhood this afternoon (well, I strolled--he maxed out in a tricked out jogging stroller). Besides stalking up close to our Great Blue Heron neighbor, our quest was to determine if any House Sparrows live in the neighborhood. I pretty much know where every millet feeder is located around The Wastelands and we hit most of them on our trek. There were EUSTs, MODOS, HOFIs, and COGRs but not a single HOSP. What's up with that!!!??? Better luck next time.


  1. Good luck on those HOSP's. That's what this competition is all about. Turning the mundane into a treasure worthy of the hunt.
    I think you and I are the only fathers of boys on this blog...quite a privaleged position. Don't you just love it when you get those father-son bird bonding moments? It makes seeing any bird extraordinary!

  2. It just goes to show that your subdivision is too well maintained! The corners of my buildings have EUST and HOSP nests overflowing out of the gutters so yeah...stop by and I'll reintroduce you to our marvelous visitors from the western paleartic.


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