Friday, December 30, 2011

2011

JANUARY 1. Peregrine Falcon 2. Tundra Swan 3. Gadwall 4. Mallard 5. Greater Scaup 6. Lesser Scaup 7. Long-tailed Duck 8. Bufflehead 9. Hooded Merganser 10. Ruddy Duck 11. Canvasback 12. Surf Scoter 13. Red-breasted Merganser 14. Double-crested Cormorant, 15. Red-shouldered Hawk 16. Ring-billed Gull 17. Herring Gull 18. Great Black-backed Gull 19. American Crow 20. Canada Goose 21. American Black Duck 22. Black Vulture 23. Turkey Vulture 24. Red-tailed Hawk 25. Rock Pigeon 26. Mourning Dove 27. Belted Kingfisher 28. Red-bellied Woodpecker 29. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 30. Downy Woodpecker 31. Hairy Woodpecker 32. Northern Flicker 33. Pileated Woodpecker 34. Blue Jay 35. Fish Crow 36. Carolina Chickadee 37. Tufted Titmouse 38. Red-breasted Nuthatch 39. White-breasted Nuthatch 40. Carolina Wren 41. Winter Wren 42. Eastern Bluebird 43. American Robin 44. Northern Mockingbird 45. European Starling 46. Cedar Waxwing 47. Eastern Towhee 48. Field Sparrow 49. Fox Sparrow 50. Song Sparrow 51. Swamp Sparrow 52. White-throated Sparrow 53. Dark-eyed Junco 54. Northern Cardinal 55. Red-winged Blackbird 56. Common Grackle 57. Brown-headed Cowbird 58. House Finch 59. Pine Siskin 60. American Goldfinch 61. House Sparrow 62. Bald Eagle 63. Sharp-shinned Hawk 64. Loggerhead Shrike 65. American Kestrel 66. White-crowned Sparrow 67. Golden-crowned Sparrow 68. Purple Finch 69. Northern Shrike 70. Hermit Thrush 71. American Wigeon 72. Common Goldeneye 73. American Coot 74. Clay-colored Sparrow 75. Great Blue Heron 76. Yellow-rumped Warbler 77. Merlin 78. Brant 79. Common Eider 80. Black Scoter 81. Red-throated Loon 82. Common Loon 83. Ruddy Turnstone 84. Red Knot 85. Sanderling 86. Purple Sandpiper 87. Bonaparte's Gull 88. Dovekie 89. Iceland Gull 90. Lesser Black-backed Gull 91. American Tree Sparrow 92. Killdeer 93. Wood Duck 94. Great Cormorant 95. Harlequin Duck 96. White-winged Dove 97. Chipping Sparrow 98. Ross's Goose 99. Ring-necked Duck 100. Northern Pintail 101. Redhead 102. White-winged Scoter 103. Cackling Goose 104. Rufous Hummingbird 105. Snow Goose 106. Green-winged Teal 107. Virginia Rail 108. Nelson's Sparrow 109. Greater Yellowlegs 110. American Oystercatcher 111. Cooper's Hawk 112. Common Merganser 113. Snow Bunting 114. Glaucous Gull 115. Wild Turkey 116. Orange-crowned Warbler 117. Black-capped Chickadee 118. Barred Owl 119. Long-eared Owl 120. Northern Saw-whet Owl 121. Northern Harrier 122. Short-eared Owl 123. Savannah Sparrow 124. American Pipit 125. Eastern Screech-Owl 126. Horned Lark 127. Lapland Longspur 128. Rusty Blackbird 129. Eastern Meadowlark 130. Great Horned Owl 131. Brown-headed Nuthatch 132. Golden-crowned Kinglet 133. Gray Catbird 134. Northern Shoveler
FEBRUARY 135. King Rail 136. Long-billed Dowitcher 137. Tree Swallow 138. Marsh Wren 139. Greater White-fronted Goose 140. Black-headed Gull 141. Blue-winged Teal 142. Mute Swan 143. Eurasian Wigeon 144. Red-headed Woodpecker 145. Eastern Phoebe 146. Horned Grebe 147. American Woodcock 148. Osprey
MARCH 149. Common Redpoll 150. Pied-billed Grebe 151. Red-necked Grebe 152. Laughing Gull 153. Wilson's Snipe 154. Little Gull 155. Pine Warbler 156. Northern Gannet 157. Razorbill 158. Sooty Shearwater 159. Black-bellied Plover 160. Piping Plover 161. Dunlin 162. Boat-tailed Grackle 163. Northern Rough-winged Swallow 164. Common Raven 165. Purple Martin 166. Lesser Yellowlegs 167. Forster's Tern 168. Barn Swallow 169. Great Egret 170. Brown Creeper 171. Brown Thrasher 172. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 173. Pectoral Sandpiper 174. Caspian Tern 175. Black-crowned Night-Heron
APRIL 176. Royal Tern 177. Snowy Egret 178. Cattle Egret 179. Ruby-crowned Kinglet 180. Palm Warbler 181. Louisiana Waterthrush 182. Little Blue Heron 183. Glossy Ibis 184. Broad-winged Hawk 185. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 186. Yellow-throated Warbler 187. Black-and-white Warbler 188. American Redstart 189. Common Yellowthroat 190. Northern Parula 191. American Bittern 192. Clapper Rail 193. Black-necked Stilt 194. Willet 195. Chuck-will's-widow 196. Seaside Sparrow 197. White-eyed Vireo 198. Solitary Sandpiper 199. Ovenbird 200. Prothonotary Warbler 201. Green Heron 202. Vesper Sparrow 203. Bank Swallow 204. Brown Pelican 205. Eared Grebe 206. Sora 207. Eastern Kingbird 208. Chimney Swift 209. Blue-headed Vireo 210. Hooded Warbler 211. House Wren 212. Spotted Sandpiper 213. Ruby-throated Hummingbird 214. Veery 215. Wood Thrush 216. Prairie Warbler 217. Great Crested Flycatcher 218. Least Bittern 219. Yellow Warbler 220. Yellow-throated Vireo 221. Least Sandpiper 222. Red-eyed Vireo 223. Black-throated Blue Warbler 224. Black-throated Green Warbler 225. Swallow-tailed Kite 226. Northern Waterthrush 227. Blue-winged Warbler 228. Nashville Warbler 229. Least Tern 230. Blue Grosbeak 231. Eastern Whip-poor-will 232. Indigo Bunting 233. Scarlet Tanager 234. Rose-breasted Grosbeak 235. Acadian Flycatcher 236. Orchard Oriole 237. Grasshopper Sparrow 238. Worm-eating Warbler 239. Cliff Swallow 240. Warbling Vireo 241. Baltimore Oriole 242. Bobolink
MAY 243. Blackpoll Warbler 244. Semipalmated Plover 245. Tennessee Warbler 246. Purple Gallinule 247. Common Gallinule 248. Yellow-billed Cuckoo 249. Magnolia Warbler 250. Blackburnian Warbler 251. Kentucky Warbler 252. Cape May Warbler 253. Canada Warbler 254. Yellow-breasted Chat 255. Semipalmated Sandpiper 256. Chestnut-sided Warbler 257. Common Nighthawk 258. Northern Bobwhite 259. Dickcissel 260. White-rumped Sandpiper 261. Eastern Wood-Pewee 262. Summer Tanager 263. Swainson's Thrush 264. Common Tern 265. Short-billed Dowitcher 266. Saltmarsh Sparrow 267. Wilson's Warbler 268. Willow Flycatcher 269. Bay-breasted Warbler 270. Black Skimmer 271. Long-billed Curlew 272. Tricolored Heron 273. Ruffed Grouse 274. Black-billed Cuckoo 275. Least Flycatcher 276. Henslow's Sparrow 277. Cerulean Warbler 278. Golden-winged Warbler
JUNE 279. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 280. Monk Parakeet 281. Black Rail 282. Wilson's Storm-Petrel 283. Roseate Tern
JULY 284. Mississippi Kite 285. Western Sandpiper 286. Stilt Sandpiper 287. White Ibis 288. American Avocet 289. Black Tern
AUGUST 290. Upland Sandpiper 291. Gull-billed Tern 292. Sandwich Tern 293. Baird's Sandpiper 294. Cory's Shearwater 295. Great Shearwater 296. Audubon's Shearwater 297. Leach's Storm-Petrel 298. Pomarine Jaeger 299. Marbled Godwit 300. Mourning Warbler
SEPTEMBER 301. Buff-breasted Sandpiper 302. Olive-sided Flycatcher 303. Lark Sparrow 304. American Golden-Plover 305. Wilson's Phalarope 306. Red-necked Phalarope 307. Hudsonian Godwit 308. Alder Flycatcher 309. Gray-cheeked Thrush 310. Connecticut Warbler 311. Philadelphia Vireo 312. Townsend's Warbler 313. Ring-necked Pheasant
OCTOBER 314. Lincoln's Sparrow 315. Green Violetear 316. Red Crossbill
NOVEMBER 317. Calliope Hummingbird
DECEMBER 318. American White Pelican 319. Rough-legged Hawk 320. Golden Eagle 321. Black-headed Grosbeak 322. Barrow's Goldeneye 323. Sedge Wren 324. Western Kingbird 325. Pied Crow 326. Franklin's Gull
It has been a very, very good year. Hard to imagine what this list would look like if I would have motivated myself to chase the Wood Stork, the Allen's Hummingbird, the Cave Swallow, or if I would have gone on that late Fall pelagic. Wow! But all in all, I am amazed and pleased and excited to focus on other things in 2012. And yes now.... rest!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Still here!

It's October 11th, and I have one lingering RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD enjoying my plants and feeder.
Do you still have a hummingbird?
Better question: do you still have your feeders out, cleaned and full? If not, why not?
You could get a rare Western vagrant any day now. Me... I'm keeping my feeders out until 2012! Dare to dream big! Good Birding All, -Dan

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tell me why this is not a Curlew Sandpiper?

Observation date: August 19th, 2011. Anne Arundel County, MD.
Click on any photo to enlarge it. These were taken using a iPhone 4 pressed up against my scope one afternoon in August at Swan Creek Dredged Materials Facility in Northern Anne Arundel County, MD.
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