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.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19 BAEA photo

This bad boy was soaring overhead this afternoon as I tried yet again to locate the mystery egretta. Check out the bar chart of occurrence for the species in DuPage County on eBird:

He made a quick stop at the local long john silver's before I spotted him... I'm not sure which seasonally unexpected raptor I've had that's more interesting, a January PEFA here or an August adult BAEA...


  1. what's going on with that bird's tail pattern...or is that just a trick of the lighting on this pic?


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