So Mallards are a daily flyover at my place, there is a sewer pond behind the high school near my house that stays open in the winter. Well today a flock of Mallards went by and trailing them was a female Bufflehead! New one for my all time yard list- very exciting! So this is what happens when you don't hit the field on a Saturday and just stare out your window for hours on end.
My weasel has taken up residence under my recycling bin- too sweet!
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.