Horned Lark singing this evening at the Sparta airport in the 10 degree temperatures (within a week or two they should be displaying over my yard...), and this sly guy at the brushpile chasing down my juncos:
Also, here is a bird I will never get for my yard, but was excited to see while checking out the Grand River in downtown GR last weekend. Both birds were perched high atop this tower, and literally no one walking by noticed in the least...
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.