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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Marsh Master - Denied

I was getting a little worried I was going to strike out on Marsh Wren for the season so I enlisted the help of a field assistant (he requested his identity be protected) to help execute the Marsh Wren Plan (pure Putznuts). Basically, my assistant waded out into the Portage Marsh and played a taped call of the Marsh Wren (iBird Pro) while I stood on my lair a half mile away hoping to catch the little bugger doing a territorial flight display in the scope. The plan was not as far fetched as it sounds but a dead phone battery and technical difficulties with an illiterate iPhone user (good help is hard to find) tried my patience to the point I called off "the hunt"only to find out as soon as I left the platform to retrieve my field assistant that the Marsh Wrens started doing their thing.

Not happy with the swamps performance this summer, not at all. El Sucko.

1 comment:

  1. Wow- the commitment is legendary, but I have to admit much surprise at the swamp's lack of producitivity lately- I thought you'd be over 170-180 by now. Sounds like basically none of us have gotten more than 1 or 2 new birds since around May 25?

    Looking forward to sitting on the roof during Sept again...


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