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 27, 2011

More of the same

So the bird composition in my yard has not changed in forever- typical chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers; plus what has been a slowly diminishing flock of goldfinches, house finches, siskins and common redpolls. Despite once having 8 Hoary Redpolls at my feeders at once a few winters ago, I CANNOT seem to get one, despite JD, having a couple at his place a couple miles down the road from me..... grrr

Robin is the only vaguely new bird in the past two weeks and I would bee really impatient for spring if it wasn't for the fact that a flock of Bohemian Waxwings has spent the last 4 days parked out in my yard. I love this bird more then most and it's my yard's signature species.

Maybe there will be some migrants for me in April.......


  1. Jeebus!

    You know it's been slow yard-birding when the wastelands catch up with you!

  2. That's a nice pic ...well done.

    Yarding in Michconsin was been fair .... added Great Blue Heron yesterday and a Pileated today. Little Bay de Noc was forced open by the USCG a few days ago so there are ducks -- I added Redhead but otherwise the usual early season stuff. Blackbirds are still hanging in the marsh despite the cold temps.

  3. That is a nice shot. Damn Yooper aesthetes! Give us some grainy record shots.

  4. I just confirmed. There are no Google returns for "Yooper aesthete"


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