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.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The cleanup begins

Goofy as it is, this bird is a yard lifer (170/171):

Was glad to get it in the chickadee lure just now. Also for the first time in a long time there was a family group of these guys around too:

Addendum: Shortly after this, I was able to rile up a flock of migrants further back near the landlord's property, and was shocked to have a bird looking a lot like this (no pics, unfortunately):


It was a MOWA (171/172) with nearly complete eyering, momentarily raising my hopes for my first ever fall CONW migrant. Went back with DSLR/telephoto rig and never saw it again (surprise). Also in the mix were 2 AMRE, 1 TEWA (juv), BGGN, fully juvenal BHCO (first in yard in many weeks) skulking around the underbrush, and 1 juv. RHWO. Fall migration is upon us, gents.

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