This time I had the near miss. When I heard the Snow Bunting on the mic doing a flyby, I again sprinted out to the back porch, and fortunately caught a single "teu" note as it flew W from my propoerty- presumably back to the airport. FINALLY! Now to target LALO.
Watch out Kat- now I am only 30 behind you.
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.