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.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
One Hundred and Eighty-One
Who'd a thunk that a simple pair of Blue-winged Teal would be a yard lifer being that I'm living between the lakeshore and the Kalamazoo River?! (A second pair of searching eyes doesn't hurt.)
A quick catch-up on the highlights of the last ten days are in order:
AMWO started displaying 13 Mar.
PISI feeding in bittersweet in tree tops 14 Mar.
ORJU female (not counted, of course - see photo) at feeders and here daily since 15 Mar.
GOEA adult headed north soon after several migrating BAEA flew over 14 Mar.
MERL pair noisily acting territorial and here daily since 16 Mar.
NSHR perched in trees on old golf course viewed from west boundary 18 Mar.
RLHA intermediate circling low over old golf course being harassed by crow 20 Mar.
Then there are those year yardbirds I've missed while I've been at work, but DASL & CAPU have scored here such as PUFI and GBHE. But those will be easy make-ups in the days to come.