This a.m. I woke to my 21mo old screaming, but it did not drown out the cheery downslurred trills a Carolina Wren in my backyard! I've not had that bird here in well over a year and was glad to have it back. I hope it sticks, although I fear it's a wandering bird.
Then, to my delight, I looked at the google doc list for this year and realized my totals were off by a few. I scanned all that were ticked on my list and all were legit so my total on the blog page jumped few. Then, the CARW made me surpass Skye....WOOOHOOO! I have a feeling if I'm to stay there I'm going to have to keep on my toes as Skye has some holes to fill yet as fall migration starts.
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.