I had been contemplating getting a 55 gallon drum of beef parts from the local meat processing plant and building a humungo suet feeder in the marsh when this fella finally showed. Funny I haven't had a yard bird since 4 on 30 October and then all of the sudden the old 1-2 punch. Luckining strikes twice!
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.