That's right, what this little seance needed was moi!
I'm sure you all are drooling over my yard Solitaire, of which I had numerous times over 3 months, including a morning when it sat in a cedar and sang! But what I really want to point out is the Carolina Wren! That's right Carolina Wren. Quit yer snickering, that's like that Buckeye birder (yah, I'm talking to you!), getting a Bohemian Waxwing at his place, (of which I had 7 in the yard this morning.....)
Also why Put-out lists Clay-colored Sparrow as a highlight of my little yard, a regular spring and fall migrant, when obviously the 4 different Glaucous Gulls I've had are so much better, well that's just a sign of his provincial ignorance......
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.