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, February 23, 2012
31, 32, 33, 34....
Not an hour after I got back Monday from ten days in FL I was welcomed home by three Sandhills leisurely climbing a thermal over the house. Spring is in the air, but for the small flock of redpolls that are persistent in the yard. A short while later a single fly over Purple Finch was a surprise. Today, after de-icing the roof, I climbed up to scan for goodies over the Kalamazoo Lake basin. A single female Mallard flying up the next street over and a pair of courting ROPI atop the radar dome on the distant dune across the lake were some new easy pickins. Not much moving over the lake today, however.