......as in the worth of 3 iPhotos. The first; an emerging blackbird roost on the single tree in the marsh -- nothing new among the freshly arrived grackles and redwings but the potential feels good. The second; an anticipated bugle lapping around the marsh before touching down at precisely 747. The third; a large antique-white gull with a pink bill base, a surprise but a good surprise.
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.