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.

Monday, April 8, 2013

A flurry of migrants

Radar looked really good last night, and indeed many birds reached GR by daybreak. EAPH and FOSP were new today (as was my first confirmed HAWO sighting for my grassy, urban yard, a pair), with BRCR and GCKI being present yesterday as well.

The RSHA was surprisingly not a flyby migrant, but came out of the woodlot to my SE and fly at eye level through the yard, presumably a resting migrant looking for hunting/resting space. Finally, the TUSW was a nocturnal migrant (thanks mic!)

1Hairy Woodpecker1 SillyDigsUS-MI08 Apr 2013
2Eastern Phoebe1SillyDigsUS-MI08 Apr 2013
3Fox Sparrow1 SillyDigsUS-MI08 Apr 2013
4Brown Creeper1 SillyDigsUS-MI07 Apr 2013
5Golden-crowned Kinglet1 SillyDigsUS-MI07 Apr 2013
6Red-shouldered Hawk1 SillyDigsUS-MI05 Apr 2013
7Tundra Swan1 SillyDigsUS-MI03 Apr 2013

Earth to UPers- where are you guys???


  1. uh... buried under a pile of snow??? Getting our umpteenth zillion winter storm tonight.


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