I just got myself a yard lifer- a puckish little Ermine just came bounding through the yard. This is actually the third species of mustelid I've had here at the Owl Ranch; the expected Striped Skunk is a regular, and a few years ago I had a Pine Martin pass through. Too cool!
Enjoy the yard corvid (you do know what that is right Boone?)
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.