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, September 27, 2012

Laughably Overdue Lifer #192

Considering that I live a mile from Lake MI and less than that from the Kalamazoo River and it's backwaters where it breeds - this bird is long overdue. I tried not to get excited about it, but it is 192 for the yard so I did at least celebrate the irony of it with a brief laugh. I heard the powerful whine of this large bird's wings long before it came into view. Any guesses? No more clues as I'll easily give it away.


  1. You got it dingleberry! Probably looked at the spreadsheet to find out....

  2. Nah, remembered you mentioning this hole on your list back when I scored it multpile times at my last house. It is really amazing you haven't lucked into it a few times at your yard.

  3. did you at least make an attempt at shooting it out of the sky?

  4. I wish. A lot less of these invasive behemoths would be nice!


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