It's killer cold today (high of 35), icy snow this morning, I feel sorry for the birds -- a flock of Tree Swallow (#59) came into the yard in the evening and were trying to figure out where to roost, landing several times in the neighbor's cedar all clumped together. Also had a Swamp Sparrow briefly at the feeder along with 40-50 tree sparrows. Low of 22 tonight. That can't be good for creepers.
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, April 17, 2011
OH MY GOD-WIT
A good one from the liar - bantam sized shorebird with a nice long upcurved bill (#168,#60). I chased down to the new house (the Chase place) and tried to ID but it was too close to dusk and too far out. It looked a little smaller than a ring-billed gull so I'd guess Hudsonian but maybe I can catch up with it tomorrow.