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, December 19, 2010

First and Last........

Well Gentlemen,

It's been an honor serving with you. I will be leaving Marquette in the morning, not to return till after the new year. Unless I get a Glaucous or Great Black-backed (or a solitaire- one was about 7 blocks from my house the other day!), while I'm loading the car in the AM, I am done for the year!114.5 species of bird for my yard this year. I was hoping for more, but I spent too much time birding elsewhere, and still haven't gotten hip to nocturnal recording yet (one day!)

My biggest misses- Cackling Goose, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, WW Crossbill and Hoary Redpoll. The goose and the two warblers are especially surprising misses.

One of my first birds of the year early in January was a flyover Pine Grosbeak. So I found it fitting that I had a small flock fly over today, to close out the season.

Class all the way.

The Haastage Negotiator.


  1. Hey Vagrant Boy -- Keep your eye on the Sunny Skyes!

  2. Pine Grosbeaks are alright...but I prefer the winter finches.

  3. hey-hey Razl,

    To clarify- I get RCKI's but there has been another year or two I've missed them. Cackling Goose and the two species of warblers are normally seen several times in a year.

    Nice find with the grebe btw,


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