....since this species has visited the yard, but its the first one ever in the fall. (The last time it was here it was in the company of a KEWA.) Several bursts of song this morning and loud, metallic chip notes alerted us to its presence, but it wasn't until this evening that it announced itself at the water feature and made itself visible. This is #142, Swampy. Tied again.
For the record, a new lifer for the yard sailed through on Sunday. #141/170 was a female NOHA slowly rising on thermals over the south field.
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.