This bad boy was soaring overhead this afternoon as I tried yet again to locate the mystery egretta. Check out the bar chart of occurrence for the species in DuPage County on eBird:
He made a quick stop at the local long john silver's before I spotted him... I'm not sure which seasonally unexpected raptor I've had that's more interesting, a January PEFA here or an August adult BAEA...
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.