Happy New Year! How’s your head feeling this morning? Are you as thrilled about what 2009 holds in store as we here at 10,000 Birds are? New years present new opportunities if you’re willing to seize them. Are you? What are you doing this first weekend of 2009 and will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!
I’ll be celebrating the new year by getting a head start on my 2009 life list. I anticipate a run to Sodus Bay to see if the King Eiders that have been hanging around are still accessible. It’s a safe bet that Corey will be birding in the new year as well, since he’s breaking in some new optics that we can’t wait to tell you about. Charlie will be in Bangkok of all places, hopefully having a good time!
Whatever you do this weekend, make time to enjoy Sky Watch Friday…
Keep your eyes to the skies for parrots like these Monk Parakeets from the Bronx
(…and come back for the unbelievable content we have planned throughout PARROT MONTH on 10,000 Birds!)
Hunting a Hawk Owl is where I am off to!
Hopefully, going upstate in search of the hawk owl!
I’m going to try and see the pink-footed goose in kissena and flushing meadows parks in NYC. I’ve tried three times before and missed it each time.
I’m hoping this is the winter I finally see a Northern Harrier!
Happy New Year!
that is so neat…….
Gill in Canada
Great photo,perfect shot!!Happy SWF and Happy New Year 2009!
Birding at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge!
Watching for the major migration inundation in January.
Maybe I’ll see a Snow Goose in Fl!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Truly beautiful photos with soft colors. Happy new year from Norway!
I will be in East Tennessee, USA
Mike, Gus and I plan on a trip to Arivaca Cienega in AZ. We just visited Bosque del Apache in NM over Christmas holiday. We saw a great egret and some turkey vultures in Rio Rico yesterday and I already have counted 11 species of birds from my yard this morning, including a sharpie who scared all the others away! Larry of the Brownstone Birding Blog has a challenge on a for a Big January. It’s all fun and no pressure. Good luck with your birding! Happy 2009! Very nice SWF post!
nice pic . happy new year!
Parrots from the Bronx, cool shot. 🙂
The parrots are beautiful! Happy New Year from the Ozarks.
Parrots in the Bronx! Cool. Beautiful photo. Happy Parrot month and Happy New Year!
I’m still stalking my elusive heron although the water in our dam may be gone in a couple of days. I’ve got 4 kinds of parrots around as well.
Love your fly-by shot.
I’ve been invited to a private area where I hope to get some good views and photos of an Eagles nest. The birds are sitting on eggs, that much I can see, but the thermal distortion over the creek is intense. Up until now the closest I’ve been able to get is just over 300 yards, across a tidal creek. I won’t know how close I can get until I get there.
Happy , Healthy and Prosperous New Year everyone! I am also looking to a new “rebirth” of our planet with all people being more aware of our environment and developing more eco-friendly solutions to problems.
I will be staying close to home this weekend with my 92 year old Mom visiting, but we hope to see many species during our Feeder Watch count and maybe spot some of the thousands of Canada Geese that are beginning to fly over our house. If we’re lucky, we may see Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk and Red-shouldered Hawks. I may have time to seek out the Great Horned Owl living on our property too!
I love the wonderful blue in your sky photo this week. A beautiful capture!
Wonderful lighting on the birds.
I’ll now be in a new-to-me Christmas Bird Count: the South Nassau CBC. Wish me luck!
Great photo, Mike. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a parakeet from that angle. 🙂
Wishing you and yours all the best in 2009, and looking forward to parrot month.
Happy New Year to everybody! I just went out for my first birding in 2009 today and I went to Big Morongo preserve area,CA. It was very windy and cold but because of that, most of the birds were perching on trees and they didn’t move much. Western Bluebirds came down very low on some trees and they let me close to about 10 ft. from them. Northern Flickers were everywhere but since they hide in the trees it wasn’t easy to get a clear shot. RTH also showed up and I could get a close up shot.
It looks like you started out great this year and I wish you another great birding year. 🙂