Five Great Egrets flew north over The Wastelands this afternoon--#35 for the year.
My son and I took a stroll around the neighborhood this afternoon (well, I strolled--he maxed out in a tricked out jogging stroller). Besides stalking up close to our Great Blue Heron neighbor, our quest was to determine if any House Sparrows live in the neighborhood. I pretty much know where every millet feeder is located around The Wastelands and we hit most of them on our trek. There were EUSTs, MODOS, HOFIs, and COGRs but not a single HOSP. What's up with that!!!??? Better luck next time.
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.