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, October 21, 2011

closing the gap

Hot day on the lair. The best was seeing Skye and Ryan The Force in my yard. Second best was five yearbirds. One lifer - horned grebe - replaces podiceps sp...


Gang of 6 meadowlarks flying down Portage Point going west. That bird is going dirt!
Marbled Godwit!
Horned Grebe - the first ever id'ed to species (146)
Gadwall pair (phew) - First of year (#147)
Rough-legged Hawk (#148) - first of the year
plover - undoubtably Black-bellied. Two, but not enough clarity to go diagnostic...makes me second guess the American's a few days back....humm.

In the evening - half dozen snow buntings (#149) roosting in the marsh.
A large flock of Redhead -- #150!


  1. This is becoming your annual fall surge. Deja vu!

  2. Watch out Brickster- I sense trouble!

  3. Like a bad dream, huh?

    Yo, curious why on ebird your yard list is only 179 instead of 187?

  4. No, you feel more like a Kat o' nine tails.

    eBird is incomplete. I have some historical data yet to submit. Harris's Sparrow & Kentucky Warbler are a couple that come to mind right away.

  5. Hmm... Only 2 Kat yardbirds which would be county birds for me in Kent. Bad day, Yosef?

  6. Rig,

    Get that historical data up to date-- you are our token eye candy on the ebird yard list.

  7. It's nice to know I'm eye candy to somebody.

    I guess that would put me up at #17.

    Swampy, why aren't you on the eBird yard list?

  8. Actually I am under the "Life" category -- I uploaded my list from last year but I needed Caleb's help to do it and I haven't gotten around to asking him to help me again.


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