The past couple of days have added a few birds here including Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (44) and Nashville Warbler (45).
Today I spent at home and scored in on several year birds and one lifer yard bird...
-Brown Thrasher (46)
-Rose-breasted Grosbeak (47) - female
-Broad-winged Hawk (48/115) - Adult bird soaring at tree top level. This one had been on my radar for MUCH too long. Nice to finally score this for the yard.
-Double-crested Cormorant (49) - 2 Flybys - only the second record for this bird here.
It's nice to finally put some legs on this yard for the year. First sunny day in weeks will do that.
So sorry to bake you, Bread. And look out, Haas, the day's not done - you're next!
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.