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, March 6, 2011

Life Yardbird 180

I started the day with five Sandhills flying over (#31) and ended it with a Common Goldeneye (#33). In between were highlights like a 2nd year Bald Eagle, Hairy Woodpecker and (#32/180) American Wigeon. The wigeon and the goldeneye were scoped from the roof looking north over the basin of the Kalamazoo Lake. They were both flying high out of the drainage and headed for Lake Michigan. I didn't get photos of the birds, but I thought you might like to see what the vantage point entails. Photo 1 & 3 are views looking across the Kal Lake basin at Mt. Baldhead and the old radar installation. Photo 2 is Mt. Baldhead with a hat on.


  1. BTW - my life yardbird 179 was found last night while entering some old historical data into eBird. I had overlooked Great Egret from 2007. This could happen some more as I dredge up old yard checklists and notebooks.

  2. You've planted two new ideas in my head Brig.
    1) I too have a roof and a scope and live near water.
    2) I am not as crazy as you all are and may receive an ass-kicking.

  3. Not a problem, but thanks for your concern Slags. South facing side of the roof is completely dry. Frost was even off it before I climbed up at 8:30 this morning. It was worth it as I had NOHA, RWBL & COGR from there today.

  4. Big Rig, that roof behavior sounds like early onset Calebitis, I'm concerned.

    Nice job posting 180 - that's a rather large number.


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