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, August 29, 2010

Sycamore Warbler!

So- what can I say...... I heard an Evening Grosbeak outside my window, took a peek out, and damn, there was a freaking Yellow-throated Warbler coming into the drip.

I've had a handful of great birds here at the Haascienda, but I think this might be the best one yet. It certainly is the rarest. I need to go digging through my records, but I believe this is the 8th UP record of Yellow-throated Warbler. I might also add, my 3rd for the UP, and 2nd in Marquette.

So I am requesting an additional 3 points to my fall warbler war total, my reasoning- come on! its a flipping YTWA and a hell of a Lake Superior vagrant. Whadda ya'll say???

Kaplan's got Audubon's Warblers, I get Sycamores.....


  1. Hell of a yardbird up there Skye!! I agree that this is the second best yardbird of anyone thus far (to DASL's WWDO).

  2. Well, on that note, just how many WWDO's are there for OH?

  3. Sunufabeech. Insane record Haas! What a weird time of year for it too. Congrats...

  4. Snazzy Warbler with all the yardbird bragging rights (seriously) but you're smoking the crack pipe on bonus points.

  5. Yeah, no bonus for you. Slagheap's dove was probably about the 10th or 11th bird for Ohio. So not that much difference really there, especially I think, considering the relative distances each bird flew off course to get to said yards. I feel this blow especially hard since this was one bird I had over the Yoopers. Good bird man, well done.

  6. So I finally got into the (still incomplete) database I am putting together for all UP rare and notable bird species and this is the 9th UP record of YTWA.

  7. Ben, Sorry buddy, believe me, I woulda taken a Grace's Warbler to keep your record pure

  8. yoopers rule the roost and the yard!


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