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!