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, November 18, 2010

Yellow-bellied SapSUCKIT!!!

I know, Sapsucker isn't a huge deal but it is for me. I had about given up all hope. But then, today, a day I should have driven up to Lake Erie to do a lake watch (Loons, Jaegers, KIEI!!) I woke up and went to the bathroom. A nice thing about my bathroom is it overlooks the feeders. A blur of white wing patches and dark gray caught my eye as it paused for a second to look at the sunflower seed, and then went on to land in the Red Maple. It was a super awesome adult female YBSA. In another five seconds it flew off to the pines and I never saw it again. Such a relief. I knew that bird had to hit my yard sooner or later this year. Surprising how rare it is in my yard. This is only the second time ever.

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