Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My favorite birds of 2014

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird.. I am sharing some of my favorites from the past year.. One  bird ( maybe two)  for each month..seen during that month..I hope you enjoy my review and favorite birds of 2014.


Wishing you beautiful moments, treasured memories and all the blessings a heart can know! Happy New Year 2015!

I wish you a happy and magical New Year. I hope it brings you lots of new birds, joy and happiness. All the best in 2015.


 January 2014...Snowy Owl seen in at the Edwin Forsythe NWR in New Jersey.

 February 2014 ..A juvenile Bald Eagle seen at the Blackwater NWR in Maryland.



March 2014..The Pine Warbler seen on my deck railing..


April 2014.. the Yellow Crowned Night Heron rookery in Baltimore City.


May 2014.. I have two favorites for May this is a Virginia Rail seen near Aberdeen, Md



May 2014  and also from May from my Belize trip a Violet Sabrewing..


June 2014..the Scarlet Tanager in my backyard..a breeder in the woods near my house.


June 2014.. another favorite the Green Heron seen at Bombay Hook NWR.


July 2014..A Little Blue Heron seen at North Point State Park in Maryland.



August 2014.. an Eastern Towhee seen at Shenandoah National Park.



September 2014.. a Dusky Grouse seen in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.



October 2014..Black Skimmers on the beach at Ocean City, Maryland.



November 2014 .a Bald Eagle seen at the Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, Maryland.



December 2014... An American Bittern seen at the Chincoteague NWR in Virginia.


Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful birds and nature photos.

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes

Thanks to all of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.






71 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Wow! Well that was truly wonderful selection of your favourites for each month. happy New Year to you and may 2015 be good to you.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Good morning Eileen. These are amazing birds. Happy New Year to you too. Christa

The happy wanderer. said...

What a great collection! I think my favourite would be that little fluffball of a Pine Warbler, though there are several there I'd love to see, and a few others I really enjoyed seeing.

✿ chica said...

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É muito difícil escolher entra tantos lindos que mostraste durante esse ano todo!

Desejo um ano novo cheio de saúde, alegrias ,amor e PAZ! bjs, chica

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magiceye said...

Marvelous selection!!

Wish you a magical 2015!!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

i did leave a comment. but it did not do it normal thing of telling me it was going to be approved by you 1st? i hope it went through??! ( :

Mersad said...

It's hard to choose, but I think September steals the show for me :)

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful pictures, I love these birds !! Happy New Year!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my gosh Eileen, you had a marvelous year for sightings. Delightful photos! It has been a real pleasure visiting your blog. I wish you and your family A Very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Holy cow! You've had a great year. (I love the look you captured with the warbler :)

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots all! I am not sure which is the best photograph from a technical or aesthetic standpoint, but I would imagine the top bird would be the Snowy Owl. Best wishes for the New Year.

George said...

2014 was obviously a great year for beautiful photos of birds. I hope 2015 will present you with many more opportunities for gorgeous captures.

Linda Gross said...

Very nice collection of bird photos. I hope to see a snowy owl early next year, as I did this year. The snowy owls are at Presque Isle in Erie, but once again I don't feel I can walk the 2 miles out and 2 miles back to see Them!

Linda Kay said...

My favorites are the owl and the scarlet tanager, Eileen. But all your bird pictures are lovely.

Bethany Carson said...

Great selection! I think my favorite of the above is the shot of the scarlet tanager!

Lynne said...

Such a treat you are . . .
Happy New Year of Birding . . .

Phil Slade said...

With such a great selection you made it very difficult to pick my favourite Eileen. I think it has to be the American Bittern though because they are so difficult to see hiding in the reeds like they do.

Wishing you the Best of Birding in 2015.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
What a splendid array of birds you could photograph this year.
It's always a pleasure to visit you blog.
I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year.

Sandra said...

they are all wonderful, i think my favorite is the dusky grouse.. no idea why, just appeals to me.. love that red tanager to...

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite - they all are wonderful!!! What a year.

Gattina said...

The face of the owl in the first picture is priceless !
Happy New Year to you !

Gayle said...

Just beautiful. We just put the bird feeders up outside out new home. In reading your post I decided when the birds come back, it will truly feel like we're home!

TexWisGirl said...

just awesome! because of your travels, you got to add some great variety! really nice set, eileen. hope 2015 will be as great!

Mary Hone said...

That is a beautiful collection! Have a very happy new year,

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely selection of photos and birds!

Linda W. said...

What a great collection! Nice photos of all of the birds. 2014 was a great year for you.

Mama Zen said...

I love them all!

Amy Franks said...

hi Eileen, thanks for your comment at my blog, loving your photos especially the little yellow bird, he's cute :-)

Debbie said...

WoW Eileen, or should I say "new retiree", what a beautiful collection of birds and images. we are so blessed with the beauty of nature!!!!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wow!What a great collection !
Wonderful photos! My favorites are the owl and the scarlet tanager!
It was a pleasure , seeing all those beautiful birds and learn so much from you!
Thank you for your friendship!
Happy new year to you and your family!
Happy Holiday's!
Dimi...

Findlay Wilde said...

What a brilliant set of pictures. I'd be happy to see any one of them.

Neil said...

Great birds for 2014. Happy New Year.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely set of pictures, but the Virginia Rail is my favourite Eileen. Have a gentle new year in 2015.

Alexa T said...

A very prosperous 2015, positive and happy New Year with lots of good cheer and good health, warm wishes of well for you and your loves ones, family and friends! La multi ani! Happy new Year!

Cranberry Morning said...

What fantastic shots, Eileen! That snowy owl! And the towhee reminds me a bit of our grosbeak. Okay, I'm not a birder, so my knowledge is limited mostly to color and shape of beak. lol That is a wonderful photo of the grouse! Happy 2015 to you and may you find many more birds. :-)

Ailime said...

Hello Eileen, so beautiful all the birds!
Spectacular photos!
Thanks for your greetings!
I wish you and your Family a Happy New Year with health, love and peace!
Hugs,
Ailime

Missy George said...

All beautiful but the Snowy owl and the Eagle get my votes!! Happy New Year to you...

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the pine warbler. Looks like he's defending his food source !

Brian King said...

These are wonderful! I love the young eagle, warbler, and herons! Great photos!

Stephanie said...

All are beautiful choices, though I love the Tanager and the Owl!

A Quiet Corner said...

That Snowy and Eagle are my picks, Eileen, although the Herons and Bittern are great too!...:)JP

Cloudia said...

Thrilling photos!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Happyone said...

I tried to pick out a favorite but just couldn't decide. They are all super.

Red Nomad OZ said...

FAAAAABULOUS! I just LOVE the Snowy Owl and I thought it'd be my favourite until I got to the Scarlet Tanager!!! Of course you know that anything RED gets my vote :) Have a wonderful New Year, and all the best for 2015, my friend! I wish happy travels and awesome birding for you!!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I vote owl and juvie eagle. Have a great New Year's Eve tomorrow!

The Furry Gnome said...

You've seen some fabulous birds, and got some outstanding pictures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love this review ... You are the best birder! I couldn't pick a favorite.

Joyful said...

Hi Eileen, I enjoyed seeing your year in review through the subject of birds. There are some spectacular captures throughout the year. I did a similar idea on my blog today and used 1-3 photos from each month of blogging over the year.

I want to wish you the Happiest of New Years and look forward to reading more from you then! xx

pattisjarrett said...

The grouse is really pretty. I read we may have another chance to see the Snowy Owls further south again this winter.

Adam Jones said...

So many fantastic birds. I love all the Herons and look forward to more wonderful pictures next year. Happy New Year to you Eileen.

me (maria) said...

They are very impressive!!!
Happy new year to you and your family!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome photos! I wish you a happy new year 2015!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Fantastic photos!!!!

Happy New 2015 Year's !!!!
Greetings for you of my Dear Friend

Łucja ♥♥♥

Magia da Inês said...


Fecho de ouro para 2014: belíssimas fotos!

FELIZ ANO NOVO ♫♬° ·.
HAPPY 2015!!!
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Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
I want to write also "fantastic photos". Gorgeous ! SUch a beauty in the nature, you have find.
I wish for you and your family allthe best for the New Year 2015 !
Best regards, Synnöve

Marie said...

Each bird is exquisite! Great post of memories! May 2015 be even better in every way!

Chris Rohrer said...

Happy New Year Eileen! You've had an amazing trek. Now with retirement......:)

My name is Riet said...

All the birds are beautiful Eileen. My favorites though are the cute little yellow one and the red one.
I with you and your family a wonderful and happy 2015.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

First off - CONGRATULATIONS EILEEN on your RETIREMENT!!! How wonderful!!!
I enjoyed looking at your favorite photos and liked and was surprised by your July photo with the Blue Heron with a GATOR in the background!!!! In Maryland?????
Yikes!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

An adorable range of birds. The little yellow warbler particularly enchants me. He looks a little like a large canary.
Thank you so much for your many visits to my Fur and Wings blog.
Happiest New Year to you and your family.

eileeninmd said...

Suzan, I had to go back and look at my July photo with the Little Blue Heron.. I think the "gator is actually a log or something sticking out of the water.. I am pretty sure there are no gators in Maryland..

eileeninmd said...

Thank you, Gemma! Happy New Year to you!

Connie Smiley said...

What a wonderful lineup, Eileen! I think I'd put the owl in the #1 spot.
Have a really good New Year!

Terri Buster said...

Super collection! Happy New Year!

Kerri Farley said...

Wonderful birds!! Happy New Year!!!

Felicia said...

Wonderful bird images. Happy New Year Eileen.

Phyllis Oller said...

I cannot pick a fav of your collection, they are all awesome! Have a great new year of birding!phyllis

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful collection of birdie pics, Eileen. Have a Happy New Year!
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Marvin said...

Thank you for sharing your bird photos. Have a great 2015!

Rambling Woods said...

Wow! Fantastic series. You are such a great birder...Love all my bird friends.. Happy New Year dear Eileen..Michelle

Larry Jordan said...

It looks like you had a super year in 2014 Eileen! I wish you all the best birding in 2015 as well. Due to other commitments I haven't been able to make the rounds of my favorite blogs for quite some time and I apologize for that. I am totally envious of the Snowy Owl photo and sighting. I still have never seen one (yet). You got a super shot of the Virginia Rail but it is really fair to show us the magnificent Violet Sabrewing from Belize? I'm turning green now ;-)

Love the Green Heron and Bittern but I'm amazed at the Dusky Grouse photo! What did you do, almost step on the poor bird? Great sighting!

Have a wonderfully Happy and Prosperous New Year Eileen!

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