Surely Duckster, there are birds moving over your humble abode. I think you need to spend more time out there- then again, who am I to assume you can ID RWBL and AMRO in flight or by ear?
On another note- this morning's site survey yielded 2 BHCO and 1 EABL, bringing me to 36 for the year. Still wondering why I cannot seem to score a SACR given how many there are in the area- should be a matter of days. I also think I am going to have a heck of a time getting RUBL here b/c the flocks are visible only from underneath (if they are on the horizon I can't see them through the trees) b/c it's only the flocks directly overhead which I can see. I think the bird is going to have to sing in flight amongst the flock for me to have a good chance at it. And as far as waterfowl it's been really slow here- few if any MALL. Interestingly I stepped outside to try for GHOW and AMWO last night and had 2 ducks (wing whir) going over at 12:30AM. Not COGO type sound, but more like MALL.
Anywho, I shall keep on trying. And by tomorrow I hope to have my microphone back on all day as I work- this is extremely helpful in clueing me in to a new species out there.
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.