howdy gents, (and Caleb),
Up to 103.5 now with a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher whistling from the back of the Haas Tract last week. Its a new yard lifer, so I suppose that means I pull ahead of Put-nutz on that party wagon. A suprisingly late Baltimore Oriole was an unexpected pick-up that I thought I missed out on for the year- they can be hard to see in the UP in August.
I had a sweet dragonfly come by the hill the other day, a beastie by the name of Black Saddlebags (ode names are too cool!). I tried to net the little bastard as it would of been a first county record, but the final score was the high flyer-7/monkey-ape thing- 0.
Well off to my freindly, neighborhood jaeger-watching spot.
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.