It's about time! But finally, this morning I saw a Pine Siskin at my feeder! I had added it to the yard/year list already with flyover birds, but this was a "feeder" bird I had been waiting for ALL WINTER! Everyone else but me had siskins at their feeders...until today.
I know it's maybe not a big deal to the rest of you...since you've had them around all winter, but can't you be happy for me?!
I also was visited by a Chipping Sparrow (#44) out of the front window during supper tonight. It's been a rough week with no year birds to add lately (are the held up down south?). I hope the pace picks up soon.
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.