hit a yardbird jackpot today at the Chase Place. A run of small fish brought quite a few gulls and terns into Portage Bay including a juvy Sabine's Gull and a basic plumage adult Little Gull, Sabine's was new for the yard. It was pretty blissful since it seems to open the door wide open on possibility. I've been working on rehabbing this house for two years and I'm starting to believe it's worth it!
The HUGO is still around but it's drooping a wing -- not sure how it lost the ability to fly but definately put a damper on the day. Those birds are so cool and they were meant to fly far away.
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.