Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Countdown to 100 Begins!!! Guess how many so far

So I was at 90 as of Wednesday and my goal is to get to 100 a week from this Sunday. I went birding tonight and picked up some birds. Number 9 Yellow Warbler. LIFER!!! I saw one this past Sunday but didn't count it as I never got a good view of it so now I can check it on my list.

8....Rose Breasted Grosbeak. LIFER!!! Such a stunning bird.


7......A Warbling Vireo.....We could hear this little bird in some brush and couldn't get it to come out. We decided to use the Ipod to see if it would work and sure enough it did. It took us about 10 minutes though to get a good look at it though as this little bird sure is quick!




6......Wood Thrush. LIFER!! Another elusive bird. Let me tell you, getting photos of birds is getting tougher due to the foliage that is starting to grow on the trees. I thought it was tough enough before but now it is extremely difficult.



Last but not least!!! 5.........A Ruffed Grouse......LIFER. Note this picture IS NOT MINE. I took it from Wikipedia so you can see what it looks like. I was out in the woods with another birder and we were trying to figure out what was causing all of the chickadees in the area to be sounding their alarm call. We started to walk down the path when suddenly this good sized bird flies out of the bushes making a sound as it whizzes in front of us. My heart skipped a few beats and off it went. Very cool bird who I wish would have stuck around long enough for a decent photo!!


Stay tuned to find out the the remaining five will be and please cross your fingers for me that they are not camera shy!! HA!



16 comments:

Mildred said...

THESE ARE GREAT. I LOVE THE RED BREASTED GROSBEAK. I'VE GOT MY FINGERS CROSSED FOR YOU! HAVE A GREAT TIME!

John said...

Congratulations on the lifers! Ruffed Grouse is one bird I still haven't seen.

Ginnymo said...

Wow! You are doing great Kim!! I saw my first Grosbeak this evening. He looked a bit like red paint had been just splashed on him. he wasn't neat looking like the ones I saw last year. Yours is beautiful!! That's the only bird I know in your group. I know you will reach your goal!!

Deborah Godin said...

Girl you are just ON FIRE!! That is so cool! I wonder what species #100 will be...!

Carol said...

I think I will take a page from your book and start one of my own. I keep forgetting how many different birds I have seen...great idea.

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Bird World Blog said...

Wow! I am jealous. I have not seen most of those birds.

Chuck Dilmore said...

beautiful photograph!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Kim.... You will get there I'm sure... You got it going now.... Keep on!!!!

Glad you got to see one of my fav's, the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Look for the female. She looks like a BIG sparrow (brown with a HUGE white eyebrow).

Have a wonderful week. I'll post one more time in the morning--but then I'll be gone for about 9 days.

Hugs,
Betsy

Andy said...

You are doing very well with sightings...I am green with envy! :lol:

Jayne said...

Oh heck, those last five will run towards you smiling Kim!! :c) Great additions to your list and great photos.

MaineBirder said...

GO KIM!

I am glad you are getting these birds and that you are having such a great time.

troutbirder said...

Wow!!! I'm lucky to get a lifer in a month. You done good.

Elaine Dale said...

I guess I'd better get serious and start a Life List. We keep a hawk sighting list in the glove box in the car but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Your blog has been a great push for me. Cheerio for now!

Chris said...

Wow Now it is almost impossible to stop you... You are incredible, I'm so happy you enjoyed birding that much and you get it with mice pictures. Congrats!!

Steve B said...

Love the Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Larry said...

You are in a birding frenzy!So much fun when you are picking up lifers at that pace.

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