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, June 23, 2010

No new birds, but...

I did document the first ever co-occurrence of Razzle Dazzle (DASL) and the Chaplain (JOKA). They were negotiating the terms of a major fireworks sale, as Razzle hoped to smuggle a shipment back to OH and Chappers needed the money (the fireworks market slows down with the economy, who knew?).

Note the extreme height difference between these two specimens, as well as the eBird bumper sticker (DASL ought to have this design tattooed to his forehead, based on how insanely committed he is to the cause).

In all seriousness, we did have a helluva time, including (thanks to Joe) an awesome motorboat survey of Ogontz Bay and its large Black Tern colony, the largest in MI. Unfortunately, the Little Gull pair which had been seen as recently as a couple weeks back, was no longer present. We had hoped to confirm the first Great Lakes nesting in 25 odd years.


  1. Sorry officer, but I wasn't driving- the tall gangly guy was. I tried to stop him, but...

  2. Why did you use the photo where I am on my knees?

    He isn't that tall.


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