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, February 24, 2013


Well it's the time of year I start to get antsy and start visioning ways to extend my reach a little farther;






This year I'm going to focus on the water feature -- I've tried a bunch of stuff - but really haven't hit the groove.

I'm thinking about incorporating a drip-through system filled via a rain-barrel and circulating pump -  basically an amped up version of a pool system designed by the late Dave Tiller in the western UP and one that is wildly successful of bringing birds out of the woods (I lack both woods and warblers):

If I can convince Chris that a really good water feature outside is more important that running water inside then I might go all out and do something along these lines......THE VIDEO FROM 1:29 ONWARD WILL BLOW YOU AWAY.....enjoy

This one is pretty good too.

O.k. back to more important matters....like watching for the ice-breaker that's steaming up Green Bay  this weekend towards Escanaba help Mother Nature get the waterbirds on -- already noticing Herring Gulls arriving en masse this afternoon.  Spring On!

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