[CT Birds] yard birds

holmses at cox.net holmses at cox.net
Tue Jan 8 18:03:12 EST 2013


I think that competition should be separated into yard, yard/ocean and yard/watersource categories. otherwise,anything seen is fair game. Or we should all buy theodolites.
---- Marty Swanhall <swanhallm at gmail.com> wrote: 
> Hi Paul:
> 
> Thanks for sending out Gary's post explaining the 'big deal' over yard...
> 
> For years, I have kept a list of yard birds and will do so again this
> year.  My property is about 1.5 acres so I am in the yard classification
> from what I have been reading.
> 
> Just to clear up something - if I see a bird fly over my yard I can count
> it but if it flies over neighbor's yard I cannot count it - right?
> 
> Thanks again,
> 
> Marty
> Woodbury
> 
> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Carrier Graphics <
> carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Gary Witte <wirthwitte at att.net>
> > To: carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
> > Sent: Tue, January 8, 2013 10:45:54 AM
> > Subject: yard birds
> >
> >
> > Dear Paul, What yard bird contest are you talking about? Please repost
> > what this
> > is about. -WinieWirth, Milford
> > P.S. I enjoy your posts.
> >
> > Answer: The suggestion was to have a competition to count the most bird
> > species
> > you see in your yard for 2013.
> >
> > What is a yard-?
> >  for those with small yards, it might be fair to have an acre as a  minimum
> > size. If you have less than an acre, than measure out from your  house on
> > all
> > sides with your house in the middle, one square acre.(or you can have your
> > house
> > anywhere within.) If  you have more than an acre, than do the same - an
> > acre
> > with your house  in the middle. This way, it will be a fair contest for
> > all, no
> > mater  what kind of property you might have.
> > This does not include birds you see from your property that are off your
> > property. You can only count birds flying directly over your property line.
> >
> > Good luck, have fun and start counting! Their are at least 19 people i
> > know who
> > are counting for this list so far -  Paul
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