Yo-yo-yo ladies and gentlemen and Slager.......
Had a Red Crossbill make a brief touchdown in my tallest aspen tree yesterday morning making it my 93rd yard bird for the year. Not the most common of birds at my place, in fact its been a few years since I have had one here.
Other then that, things are pretty slow though all the goldfinch activity in my yard brought in my first Siskin in a few months to the Haascienda. I have a Catbird nesting in my lilacs, and both Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Great Crested Flys have been around lately. I had a family of Broad-winged Hawks come rolling through the other day, but I am growing concerned that I may miss Black-billed Cuckoo for my yard this year, which would be the first time that has happened to me since I moved here in '04.
......still no RT Hummer, but once migration gets going they'll be here
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.