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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ice - out

Wandered out to the platform last night to watch the sunset and upon arriving had a Short-eared Owl flying over giving me the look (and the third straight migrations season!). Pretty quiet after that, though the whirling of goldeneye wings was conspicuous in the dark. Little Bay de Noc ice went out April 11th. Added a spur of nice yardbirds this week including NOPI, AMBI, AMWI, and RUBL.

Serious yardbirding has been sparse for me for due to a lot of juggling irons right now, the most interesting was salvaging from a 1860's house that got demolished yesterday to feed a 1940's house that Chris and I closed on Monday. It will be a year before the transition to the new yard is complete but I think it's going to be a HUGO improvement over the Swamp Lair. No more Calidris sp. for this sucker.


  1. Curiosity is killing me. Can you email me a picture of "The Platform"? Was it built for birding, partying, or both? Did the HOA approve? pancaminando AT hotmail.com

  2. Oh man- little sparrow... wait till you see this craziness!

  3. Little sparrow -- I like that moniker.

    Here's what the swamp liar is all about ....


  4. Dang, Joe, *great* yard birds.


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