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.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

If I were Haas, I'd ask for 0.25

But since I am not, I'll just put my bird forward as a suggested addition to the rarity meter. So, check out this flicker which has been in my yard for 2 days:

I've never seen one of these in Michigan, and I cannot remember hearing of any reports. Have you guys? And does this not make the rarity bar?


  1. God, if only you could remember your own state's ornithological record......

    Craves J. Michigan Birds & Natural History 2002. 9(4):199-205

    This sooooo does not make the 10 ten btw.....

  2. May I remind you WHERE I LIVED during 2002, Haastage?

  3. I think this birds is pretty sweet...I've seen orange tail feathers at Whitefish Point but that's it for me in Mich. Oh, I think Louie found red feathers from another flicker at Whitefish once too - -late 80's early 90's.

    I know of old Michigan records but I don't know anyone who has recent bragging rights to them -- I remember the Craves paper on one banded she in Dearborn but what else does she have to say?


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