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.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fall Ho!

Fall Ho!

A ratty-looking Parula foraging in the yard yesterday was a welcomed yardbird and the kick-off of FALL MIGRATION.

With all the water in the Portage Marsh I'm ready to build an Ark. A scour of the lagoon and outer sandbar produced only a spotty, sanderling, and g. yellowlegs.

of interest were single long-tailed duck, gadwall, and greater scaup. Not shabby for July. Common Terns still on eggs. Is that normal?


  1. Aye Kaptin! Nice haul! How far into your property can you paddle?

  2. Though the property has riparian rights on Green Bay the water is a long-long way off through the cattails so I can't paddle at all and the inner lagoon on Portage Marsh (where the photo was taken yesterday) is not in view from the platform at the back of my yard.

    Still I like to scout the lagoon just in case...

  3. the fact that you are boating in the marsh I normally just walk through demonstrates just how lousy the Portage the is for shorebirds this fall!


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