Ok, maybe I figured I'd give you guys a "head start" this season. Yeah, right, more like I've had visitors from MN (grandparents) and Slovakia (brother), started working 3 jobs again for the fall and have gotten out in the yard only a time or to two the tune of NOTHING but the norm.
Anyway, I started my hawk watch up in Mason Co. today and coming home as I drove up my driveway had the pleasure of being welcomed by a NEW LIFE YARD BIRD! A lone DCCO flew directly overhead, bearing NW. How random for it to come over my house and for me to have JUST pulled into the driveway to see it. No complaining here. That's 102 for 09 and 106 for life in the yard.
Tomorrow a.m. I'll be out in the yard again...so look out and don't get too terribly comfortable with your leads!
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.