So the bird composition in my yard has not changed in forever- typical chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers; plus what has been a slowly diminishing flock of goldfinches, house finches, siskins and common redpolls. Despite once having 8 Hoary Redpolls at my feeders at once a few winters ago, I CANNOT seem to get one, despite JD, having a couple at his place a couple miles down the road from me..... grrr
Robin is the only vaguely new bird in the past two weeks and I would bee really impatient for spring if it wasn't for the fact that a flock of Bohemian Waxwings has spent the last 4 days parked out in my yard. I love this bird more then most and it's my yard's signature species.
Maybe there will be some migrants for me in April.......
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.