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.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Starting to get out of hand

Found an even better view, and yes that is open water in the front of the view:
SEFI's trashtalk in the last thread just ignited the fire, and you all will suffer for it. I can (I think) safely say that I will be in the yardbird lead at least through March. Have a go at what I just saw and heard while looking at my yearbird Mallards as they floated in Whitefish lake:

Later a RBGU flew by my view, but so far the AMCOs have eluded me (just a matter of time). And there are at least 6 NOFLs in this spot too, surprisingly. Other species on Whitefish Lake I need: MUSW, both mergs, COGO, and even WWSC. Not to mention I am still missing BAEA, CEDW, and SSHA for the year. Enjoy my taillights, boyz.


  1. Dang, you have a nice dig there. I could see you hanging with the big boys this year. What are the limitation?

  2. Yo Kat, have to admit this feels a slight bit better than my last digs (I hate being behind). Worst limitations here are timing (I may move by spring/summer) and stuff like shorebirds, which I have no chance for at all but you should score many of. Not sure where I am going to make some up your SNOW type stuff up, but today's RECR is a start! This will be a fun year.

  3. I'm looking forward to it as well. Stay tuned, the Chase Place was looking pretty good in the Jan. thaw today.


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