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, July 20, 2011


So I found what was likely an EASO pellet on the roof of my wife's car this evening. Does this mean I can count it?

That's about it for summer yardage for me. Although I did manage to get a photo of the female COHA that is terrorizing the neighbor's mini terrier (you know...the kind of dog that has bows in its hair and get's a weekly pedicure...).

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Month of nothing.....well, almost nothing

The site feels a little abandoned ....like a lifeless crapscrape...I mean moonscape. I've had very little yard action in the last month; my second yard INBU (a singing male), and two year birds in the form of Cedar Waxwing and Green Heron (#130).

One interesting bird of note - I've seen a EUCD down the street three times since June 6th directly across the street from a house Chris and I made an offer on when we first moved to Escanaba. I think that's notable for a yardbirding blog in the "near miss" category (for house and bird).

Got my water feature up and running for the first time this season, that shows you my level of motivation.

Bring on the fall warblers, huh Curtis?