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, January 25, 2012

I know you're all going to laugh....

But, I got a good bird at the Haas Tract today! Some might say it was the Hoary Redpoll that came in with the finch hordes today.
Shot through the window, so not the best of photos, but unmarked undertail, white rump, larger then the commons, the buffy "hoary wash", pale scaps, yadda, yadda, yadda...  Always nice to see......

 But then there is this little lady!
I might be only one of a few in the Midwest who gets more excited when a House Sparrow shows up then a Hoary Redpoll. This is not an annual bird to the yard, matter of fact I believe this might only be my 5th occurrence in the yard. Put another way I've only had 3 more House Sparrows then Solitaires.....

Oh! My Hoary came back here at the end of the day.
What a blob...


  1. *Obscene gesture given in a northerly direction

  2. I'll second that.

    And also state that a flock of 50+ CORE was seen in Grand Rapids today. A harbinger of HORE about to appear in Montcalm Co. perhaps?

  3. Caleb, are you living in Montcalm Co?

    nice HORE SKHA

  4. Skye, put some Haas air behind that thing and blow a HORE this way would ya?!

  5. I'm shocked Putty you crossed the line? The Kent County line? Too much competition for you?

    Rick, humm, like it.

  6. oh no- HORE is a northern delight only!

  7. Definitely Kat- I can't even make eBirder of the month down here.


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