After a day on the Galien River with Caleb counting Yellow-throated Warblers (et.al.) I came home, cleaned up the kayak and took a quick stroll in the yard at about 5pm...and it PRODUCED! I only wonder what I would have gotten if I had birded it at 7am!
Palm Warbler - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 1
Nashville Warbler - 2
Ovenbird - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1
Yellow Warbler - 1
On our separate trips down the Galien today our cumulative warbler tally was 16....migration is in FULL SWING and I'm LOVING IT!
OVEN, BWWA, COYE, YTWA, BAWW, TEWA, NAWA, LOWA, YRWA, BTNW, NOPA, YWAR, PROW, BLBW, NOWA, BTBW.
Oh, and it's ironic what's missing from the list: Cerulean Warbler - no biggie, had it yesterday! ;)
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.