Ok, so I get up this a.m. (late due to being up late last night working on installing my new bathroom linoleum flooring). I was extatic to hear and see an early male Nashville Warbler (50)! I thought to myself - "that's a 3 pointer for sure...can't believe I'm going to beat all the southerners with this bird!" THEN, I get on the blog and let out a brief cry of astonishment when I saw that CALEB (of all people) beat me to the chase by only a couple hours! Ok, Putter, I let you get this FOY warbler only cause you ain't gonna get anutter!
One other addition for the year list was Chimney Swift (51).
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.