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 26, 2010

Trickle down theory

Do y'all figure the envy Skye and I had to endure this spring will work in reverse for the rest of you this fall? I sure hope so.

An Ovenbird this morning sealed the deal that fall migration is here; other migrants recorded today included white pelican, brown thrasher, parula, yelow-rumped, and a quick glimpse of the upperbreast of a potential new yardbird; Cape May Warbler.

Was so jubilant to see the Ovenbird (#140) that I wrote a short poem.

Whos woods are these I do not know
his house looks like he might be poor
Will he see me stopping here
to catch a meal or hide with fear
the water feature looks so nice
the drip is something to entice
perhaps I'll stay and fatten up
and watch the yard fill up with birds

Oh, and do enjoy the photo quiz....it has nothing to do with an Ovenbird but I did take it in the yard today.


  1. juv. MAWR?

    Oh, and, nice poem, but poetry is for people more well-balanced than I, I fear. Unless it's set to rhythm guitar.

  2. I'm not sure really, I thought it a sedge wren but I'm open to the possibilities....


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