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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yard lifer...not a migrant!?

I don't know about the rest of you, but there has hardly been any push over the last week of any new birds into the area. I did manage to scrounge a few new birds over the past week (SCTA last Thurs, REVI on Sat, and ALFL + EAWP on Tues). Today I looked at the radar and the wind direction and decided that my chances were slim to none on any new birds being present in the yard today. I did poke around the pond this afternoon after work and there was a cswa present (only the second here this spring), but no other migrants. Right as I was about to head back I had a Tufted Titmouse fly up into the cottonwood above me and call briefly. Now this seem like a pretty mundane bird for some of you, but this was not only my life yardbird but also my first for the County! What it is doing wandering in mid-May, good question. But I'll take it thank you very much!


  1. Post-breeding dispersal? I've had fledgling ETTIs already in Indiana.

  2. If there aren't, then ouch! Spoke with Boone about this. He has experienced much the same phenom in IN and the thumb of MI over the past week. I'm missing all kinds of regular spring migrants still... Do you have photos of that SUSC from Tremp floating around anywhere Slager?


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