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.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Trio of new birds the past couple days

Snagged a Barn Swallow on those gusty south winds on the afternoon of the 1st which also was a life yardbird bringing me to a tie with Slagster at 81. The next morning I tacked on a Fox Sparrow and Golden-crowned Kinglet bringing me up to 51 for the year. I also had an unfortunate brush with one of Naperville's finest who was patrolling the course in a golf cart (no, not a joke). He warned me that I was trespassing (despite a total absence of any form of signage). So I guess that means no more hawk-watching in the middle of the day... I now plan on being out there at the break of dawn only, to avoid golfers and management. At least until I figure out a way to spin to the course management that they can use my survey data in a positive way that reflects well on their environmental management (if anyone has any ideas of how to approach that, please let me know...). We also will be getting our own dsl connection hopefully as soon as Monday, so I should have regular internet access again soon. Man it's crazy how reliant you become on this stuff!

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