Been in S. Texas for the past week, where we saw--amongst much else--Brown Jay:
But back to my yard: had my first Sharpie of the season in my yard just before I left town last Sunday (earlyish up here). And a very nice Hoary has been hanging around at the my feeders since my return from Texas. I'll try to post a photo soon.
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.