Yeah so I know this is old hat for Curtis, but some brush clearing in the yard this aft yielded another dozen flyover WWCR as well as a single male 40 minutes later that landed in the Norway Spruces and called for ten minutes before flying off as well. Not too much else of interest, couple of PISI came in to the feeders and the same flock of WITU was around.
EDIT: After I posted, on my way out to check some local areas as a half-hearted attempt to help out my zip code for the Great Backyard Bird Count, I saw a male Red-winged Blackbird (#36) sitting in the top of the Cottonwood clump. Too bad (?) the cowbirds a mile down the road haven't found my feeders yet.
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.