Finally one of my numerous late night attempts at calling in owls has paid off (why this didn't work sooner I have no clue). Had an EASO come right into the yard responding to, of all things, my Saw-whet tapes. Ran in and grabbed the mic and cassette deck but the bird was done singing by then and didn't come back. I think I am going to clean out the owl box in the backyard which has been taken over by Fox Squirrels, and see if i can get them to nest.
Life yardbird #117, yearbird #28. EAT IT!
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.