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, May 26, 2013

cool NFC

Heard this live at 11:04PM just now, and recorded it.


First time ever!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Number 67 for the year, this morning:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

nice pickup for this time of year

NOT a species I see many places after waterfowl migration in Kent County! Not too sure what he's doing here away from a nice marsh but I'll take it...

PS- JOKA, don't even think about mentioning the H word

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Another expected one


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bee Bee BUzz? Bee Bee Bummer.

 I heard my first "winged-warbler" ever this morning in my neighbors cedars (swamp lair) but I just had a feeling it wasn't going to pan out as a whole number and it didn't.  Probably the only time someone is going to gripe seeing a Brewster's Warbler but it wasnt that much of a gripe...

Friday, May 10, 2013

At least I held out til mid-May before asking, but . . .

. . . I give up--where the hell is the 2013 spreadsheet?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Not the way I expected to get this one

Though my lack of listening effort explains it. Box is about 25 feet high, and was occupied within a week of its erection.

Life Yardie # 189

With a whinny I finally put Sora to bed.  It was 2010, I think, I heard a distant one in the Marsh and thought "I'll wait for a definative one that I can enjoy".  That moment never happened.  Last nights bird responded to a broadcast -- still distant in the marsh, but at least I got 2 whinnies, and two whinnies are better than one.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Life Yardbird 197

A long awaited waterbird finally flew through the yard today. A female Hooded Merg gave a brief appearance over the south field bringing my life yard list to 197!

Overall great movement of birds the last couple days. 

another one

Haven't added this yet, b/c i don't know what it is. But my guess is it's either going to be Virginia Rail (leaning heavily) or Common Tern. Thoughts?


Either way I get a yard lifer out of it. It was last night within 1 hour after dark.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

All about the mic, bitches

At dusk I was listening to the sky via my microphone when this happened at 2135 hrs:


and then within 1 minute later, this:


back to back yard lifers. The first of these two I didn't even record for Kent County in the entirety of 2012! Major yard score. CUDY has had one in his back yard for 2 days now too...