So one of my favorite early spring events is the parasitic relationship that Myrtle Warblers have with Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. This little comedy routine just played out in my front yard, where the FOS Myrtle is busy stealing sap from a sucker, something that the syrup-loving woodpecker is ignoring it's namesake and repeatedly chasing off the warbler from its sap wells.
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.