Goodbye 2009 and Hello 2010. I wish everyone all the best in 2010. Greating Birding in 2010. Happy New Years to everyone.
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Nature Notes #42 : Nature notes at Rambling Woods
I also thought it would be fun to post my favorite birds of the decade. I am posting them in order of my favorites first not by the date they were seen. I can not really say it was a decade of birds officially since I did not start really birding until 2003. They are not really exotic birds. Just birds that really made me happy just to look at them and to see them. I am lucky that most of my favorite birds were seen right here in Maryland.
1, Snowy Owl seen at Assateague Island, Md seen 01/2009 . This one was my top bird to see and I had to make two trips to Assateague before I was actually able to see this beautiful owl.
2, Eastern Bluebird was seen in my backyard and there has been a nesting pair for years now.
3, Rose Breasted Grosbeak my backyard 04/2003. This was the bird that really got me interested in birding. The colors on the male are just stunning.
4, Green Heron seen in Cuyahoga Nat'l Park Ohio 06/29/07. This bird drove me nuts, I wanted to see one really bad. I went everywhere looking for this bird. Since seeing my first Green Heron it seems like I see them everywhere now.
5, Painted Bunting seen in Arnold, Md 02/09/08 this bird was a rare bird for me to see in Maryland. It was sighted at a birdfeeder in a backyard in Arnold, Md. The homeowners were gracious and kind to allow birders to see the beautiful Painted Bunting.
6, Scarlet Tanager seen at the Prettyboy Reservoir, Md 05/2006. I can see these birds near my house. They nest in the trees above the fireroad where I take my walks.
7, Brown Headed Nuthatch seen at Blackwater NWR, MD 06/15/08. This bird seems to be a regular on the trail at Blackwater NWR in Maryland.
8, Evening Grosbeak seen at BattleCreek Cypress Swamp, Md 02/16/08. This was a female not as colorful as the pretty males but was well worth the drive to see her.
9, Little Blue Heron seen at Smith Island, Md 04/2008. This bird was seen during one of the bird club's trip. I just love the colors on this beautiful heron.
10, Prothonotary Warber seen at the Piscataway Park, MD 04/25/09. This bird has to be one of the most colorful warblers I have ever seen.
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