Something funny seems to be happening. Every time I post to the blog with my new totals, I then immediately score one to several new species ad then wonder why I didn't wait to post the update. Yesterday was no exception. After posting the Killdeer, I had Northern Flicker, Red-winged Blackbird, and then this morning, Mallard, flying over the yard. This brings me to 32 for the year.
There is a clear increase in migration activity here over the past 3 days, and I suspect the next wave is nearly upon us. What a fun time of year, even if I am getting my butt whipped!
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.