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, May 30, 2012

Better Late Than Never

Note to self: Take vacation in MI in May to really enjoy birding. You would think I would have learned such a fundamental by now, but no. Instead, I burn the candle at both ends at home while working overtime at my job selling the outdoor gear that I should be enjoying! Talk about time mismanagement! The third week of May 2013 is for the birds!

Anyways, sorry guys for not posting lately. Unfortunately, this is one of the things that got displaced during the last month.

Some, if not all, of you know about the best yardbird I have had in awhile. Way back on May 8th this little beauty came for a visit tagging along with the season's influx of White-crowned Sparrows.

Only a one hour wonder, but at least it was present AFTER I got home from work. This is the third time this species has turned up at the feeders here. Now, why couldn't one of those times have been a bird I still need?

Here are some other feathered friends from the yard this spring....

The end.


  1. It will be interesting seeing us duke it out over rarity of the year. HASP vs TOSO. My perspective is probably that HASP in the sLP edges out TOSO in Marquette but that it's close. RIBR is near the lakeshore. In any event, nothing I have seen at Putthutt can hold a candle to either of those birds... YET, that is.

  2. Peh=leeeease, TOSO trumps a HASP.

    LIGU whacks them both, it's from Europe.


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