So I get out of work at 12:30 a.m. and have a message on my phone from Caleb saying "DUDE, you have to get out and try for Solitary Sandpiper tonight. I've had several tonight". And I'm thinking, what are the chances. So, I sit outside at 1am just to do it. Then, low and behold, just as I am shifting to get up I hear the distinct 2 noted cry of a Solitary Sandpiper (63/110)....whoa! That was pretty cool.
Thanks, Caleb...I guess. (I think this odd...that is, to be thanking Caleb for his generosity)
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.