Apparently migration died...an unusual May if I do say so. Not sure about you Wolverines or BuckNuts, but here in NE Ill. it got hot and steamy in a hurry. I had been gone a lot last week but the last true migrant I had around here (not in the yard) was a YBFL here in Plainfield Twp. on 24 May.
Yesterday I was surprised with a Blue Jay. Again, not stellar but good for the Wastelands. This was year #54/life #57. Not sure what it was doing over this way but maybe it was cruising for a feeder to pilfer.
At least I get to break this post-less insanity. Geeze...and it's only June 1st! Any of you dudes have any prospects on some breeders that haven't shown up yet? I bet Slagerheister is going to come up with some new pop of BEVIs near his pad...what up Dave?!
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.