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.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I'm calling it

Who says they aint making anymore lakeshore?   Chris and I meandered to our "property line"last night which has been disappearing steadily for the past two years -- the waters edge is now .6 miles from the "ordinary high water mark"(our backyard).  In September Lake Michigan was 1 foot above the all time low water mark of the mid 1960s.  It seems to have dropped even more since then so we are calling the bottom!  The photo tells it all.

With the low water we our property now measures 150' x 3,389' or 11.6 acres - how extreme is that??


  1. Not a good sign for the long haul, but that's one way of gaining property without paying for it! What did your property measure when you bought it? This looks much like the condition of the Kalamazoo River here (huge mud flats) although it's not lakeshore like yours.

  2. The regular low water has been about 1/3 mile out so it's doubled in a couple of months. When I first moved to Esky 3 years ago PBGR nested in the bay -now they can't even stop.

  3. Pretty sweet boy. No excuse for having any less than 90% of the regularly occurring shorebird species annually now!


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