I quickly added two more birds, not only for the year...but for the YARD!
Wandering in the back I saw a distant large bird flying high above - no, not BAEA, but I'll still take a Great Blue Heron (42, 85).
A little later I heard the distictive "eeeeww" squeezy toy call of a YBSA (43, 86). When I stopped and waited for it to show itself I was pleasantly suprised to see not only one, but a pair in the high branches above me - SWEET!
So, may my week in the doldrums be OVER.
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.