This afternoon, while on the west edge of the property watching the two resident Red-tailed Hawks, a tight flock of passerines flew into view. Within a few seconds 25 Cedar Waxwing (#24) barreled overhead. Close on their tails came an additional 15. They were all heading the same direction downtown and that usually means the fruit bearing ornamental shrubs in front of the insurance office are ripe for picking. A quick drive there found 173 CEDW chowing down. As I turned down my street coming home 7 Mallard flew in front of the car prompting a stop at the base of my drive to see if they would loop back. Two of them did providing #25 for the yard list.
Harry, for somebody who didn't think they would be successful in this competition, you certainly have come from behind rapidly! Dukky seams to be making a good showing too.
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.