After having been in touch with Putnam via Facebook, about noctural migration and the like, imagine my delight when I heard some Eurasian Oystercatchers passing over my house tonight...and my dismay when I see that I had already noted the species at some stage this year. Still, it's always nice to have clear passage overhead, it's a rare thing in my neck of the woods: have to hope that something like a Eurasian Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit or the like is caught up in the movement and that it utters a recognisable call...
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.