BTBW! I can't believe it...adult male too.
#92 for the year. #104 for life. Interestingly, my county tick was two days ago. And within this area (Janesville-Beloit-Rockford) I only had one before when I was a kid. Much more common as you get closer to Lake Michigan.
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.