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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

I walked outside this evening to look for trick-r-treaters and our dog Lilly ran out and around the corner. The next thing I saw - at eye level - was an immy goshawk coming around the corner. I'm pretty sure it was trying to nab one of our hens. It curved around the front yard and looked like it perched in the neighbors yard but I never saw it again. #151 on the year and #180 on the two year. Also from the yard --the Marble Godwit.


  1. Do I need to mention that this is yet ANOTHER bird present in the Swamp lair which I do not yet have for my home county (despite 30-40 hours searching for nests in the only place I have a chance)? No, not at ALL bitter.

  2. Sweet bird, Joe! Don't ya love it when they come to you?! Was that considered a gimmie?

  3. I was really expecting trick-r-treaters. I knew NOGO was a possibility but I see so few away from raptor lookouts-- I think having chickens as bait helped.


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