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.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Glaucous Gull #161/178

As stated previously, I've been making a concerted effort for white-winged or dark-backed gulls of late. Several hours of scoping the western horizon the last two days paid off this afternoon with an adult Glaucous Gull sailing with Herring Gull on the strong north-westerlies between snow squalls.

By the way, Joe, I have a hard time believing you when you say "this may be my last contribution for 2010". Not only will your luck hold (yours usually does), but you know you can't resist posting more gregarious and entertaining writings. Oh, Mr. Swampy is still here. He sure is a freeloader. I'm going to have to buy more mixed seed. The gang of House Sparrows has taken him in. Figures he'd hang with that sort.


  1. I'm serious Rick, no mas, no mas.

  2. ....he says until a redpoll shows at his feeders.

  3. What I find embarrassing for the two of you, Slump Kat and Small Rig, is that Fitzy of all people is almost beating you (and would be if he had put in a few more days effort). Painful!

  4. You guys are really slugging it out! I love it!

  5. I've had 3-4 GLGU fly over my place over the years, none yet this year.... though I must admit, I have been spending too much time glassing the afternoon gull flocks as they head back from the dump to the harbor. That and Hoary Redpoll are my next two (hopefully!) expected yardbirds

  6. Sorry for you, Pity Putty, that you feel so embare-assed. Put some clothes on and bird! I for one am enjoying the worthy competitors around me and the challenge they create.

    Dave, that's several hours cumulative over two days. I can't move my face after more than an hour at a time with these high winds and sub-zero temps.


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