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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The occidental birder

Started the evening hearing my first warbler song of the year, which lead me to a decent group of new spring migrants. After watching WFIB flocks going back and forth over the house, and seeing a bunch of WCSP still hanging around (it's getting late guys), a gang of 6-8 spectacular male Audubon's Warblers came boppin' into the trees. After checking every single one for a Myrtle (no luck), I came across a sweet score - Virginia's Warbler (#48)! Not new for the all-time list, but new for the year and just a really cool bird all around when you haven't seen that many. At that point I realized it wasn't just an AUWA fallout, so after a careful scan, I came across 3 mind-blowing adult Lazuli Buntings, also FOY (#49). Can't wait for a sunny morning...

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