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, April 26, 2012

More nocturnal VIRA action above my house- this time caught by my rooftop mic

1 comment:

  1. My hypothesis is that this is a local breeding bird, and that such birds do this type of thing regularly (ie. fly around at night up to 1/2 mile from their territory, advertising and checking on possible other males, etc.), then return to their marsh. This, rather than the notion that I am randomly picking up migrants.

    Not that the latter wouldn't happen, but that I probably wouldn't have encountered it twice by now. Further support (low sample size conceded) for this would be that DASL, while doing graduate studies at Trempelau NWR in WI (where VIRA is a common breeder), encoutered this same phenomenon very often, more than what he expected if he was getting just migrants.

    Someone prove me wrong.


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