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.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Usual Suspects
For some reason, every new spring species in the Grand Valley (Black-chinned, Black-throated, Brewer's, Sage, Vesper and sparrows, White-throated Swift, plus 4 more species of swallows!) is pretty much avoiding my yard or to far away in the scope to positively ID ("speck" swallows over the Colorado National Monument). The aerialists will be gimmes in about a month, so until then, I'm going to enjoy the usual cast of characters (LISP, WCSP, AMGO, AMRO, BBMA, SSHA, MODO, etc.) - what Jack Connor called "unexpecting the expected". I did pick up a flock of 19 White-faced Ibis #43 flying over the Colorado River through the scope last Thursday, but it's about time for a big spring push!