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


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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! Hope you relocate it.

    Calling for 3-6 inches here tonight. Put some extra suet out.


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