No, I'm not dead...I've just been in a coma....or more like the birds around here have been in a coma because they certainly have not been flying over my house. Well, I was working on tearing apart the drywall in my bathroom when I thought I heard a Red-shouldered Hawk calling (through the wall from the outside). I went out to check it and saw a CANG fly by (yeah) and also heard some blue jays laughing at me.
Anyway, I'm starting to wonder how legit Sean is after his conjuring up some crazy stuff (NOPI and AMWI!!!!) there in the boondocks. It's like he's got a vendetta against me or something...is that what it is Sean? Felt the need to put me into last place?!! And now Aaron is "conjuring" up crazy stuff himself like RUBL, DCCO (are you sure you ruled out RWBB and AMCR Aaron!).
Oh, and Aaron, you are RIGHT when you say you are going down come warbler time. I'll be looking at gaining 20+ warbler species as well as the possibility of just about anything else (including AMWO - since we've been talking about it - it's on my list - I kicked one up in late May last spring - weird timing, but I'll take 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.