Well, the fallout of yesterday was unprecedented for my yard and made for a bit of a let down this a.m. but I still managed to gain some year and yard birds...
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (83) - heard
Common Yellowthroat (84) - heard
White-crowned Sparrow (85/96) - seen/heard
Orange-crowned Warbler (86/97) seen/heard
As for warblers, I reached 19 for the weekend...not bad when the name of your yard isn't Magee Marsh or Point Pelee. That puts me 10 points up on Sean in the Warbler War! And I've got more birds that are very likely to get for this year...BTBW, WIWA, CAWA, BBWA, MOWA...and who knows what else!
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.