So, Skylark (Skye Haas) is IN. He currently is without a computer and internet in his humble domicile in Marquette, MI, but will have it within a few days. I look forward to whipping his tail over the next year, even if he scores Harris's Sparrow and Greater White-fronted Goose as yard birds.
Secondly, there are 3 new columns in the tally spreadsheet requiring attention:
1) Fitzroy's All-time Illinois yard list.
2) Duckstra and Slobber 2010 yard list.
3) Skylark's All-time and 2010 yard lists.
So, is Aaron Boone officially out? Are there any others whom we should invite?
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.