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, March 5, 2012


It's been a little slow for new arrivals given this cold spell. So I thought I'd do the next best thing and show you all what posers you really are.

Recorded this a minute ago, with my rooftop mic. When I hear these high-pitched sustained alarms it is usually an indication of a raptor visible somewhere. But this particular bird maintained this call for 30-40 seconds. It was doing a submissive/solicitation display, complete with wing fluttering and crouched posture, and none of the local birds were at all concerned about a predator and freely flew to and from the feeder.

Anyone know what species this is? Would you recognize this without looking if you heard it but couldn't see the source?


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