LIST of TOPICS for 2009

All text & photos © Hilton Pond Center

Pine Siskins, Carduelis pinus (above), occur in the Carolina
Piedmont only during irruptive winters
(1-7 January 2009)

Listed below, by date, are nature topics covered in each installment of "This Week at Hilton Pond" for 2009. Click on the date to go to a specific weekly account. You can also use the on-site Search Engine to locate a particular topic.

Each installment includes a list of birds banded that week--usually with stunning color photos--as well as any notable recaptures of banded birds.

To receive a free, non-fattening on-line subscription to the photo essays at "This Week at Hilton Pond," just send a note with "Subscribe" in the subject line to ThisWeek. And please tell all your friends!

If you enjoy "This Week at Hilton Pond," please help Support

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History.

This Week at Hilton Pond
is part of the

January 2009

  • 01-07--#423--Pine Siskin, Cardiuelis pinus: An Irruptive Winter Finch
  • 08-14--#424--Winter Vagrant Rufous Hummingbird Banded At Matthews NC
  • 15-21--#425--The "Blizzard" Of January 2009
  • 22-02 Feb--#426--Hummingbirds In Costa Rica: The Alpha Niners ("The Best-laid Plans . . .")

February 2009

  • 03-11--#427--Hummingbirds In Costa Rica: The Beta Niners ("If It Ain't One Thing, It's The Other")
  • 12-21--#428--Hummingbirds In Costa Rica: The Gamma Niners ("Third Time Is A Charm")
  • 22-28--#429--Hummingbirds In Costa Rica: The Omega Niners ("It Was A Very Good Year")

March 2009

  • 01-14--#430--Snow, Ducks & End-Of-Season Hummingbird (Rufous Hummingbird)
  • 15-31--#431--2009 Signs Of Spring (More Or Less)

April 2009

  • 01-14--#432--2009 Signs of Spring (Part 2)
  • 15-21--#433--Nothing's Slower Than A Turtle (Painted Turtle Hatchlings)
  • 22-30--#434--Nature Festivals: Sunny Florida & Appalachian Spring

May 2009

  • 01-21--#435--Mayflower Quiz 2009 (The Blossoms Of May)
  • 22-31--#436--Mayflower Quiz 2009: The Answers (The Blossoms Of May)

June 2009

  • 01-07--#437--Fledgling Birds: Looking Their Age
  • 08-14--#438--Looking Over Over-looked Clover
  • 15-21--#439--Summer Solstice Snapshots (misc. flora & fauna)
  • 22-30--#440--No Hummingbirds? Just Wait.

July 2009

  • 01-14--#441--To John Muir: Thank you For Our National Parks
  • 15-21--#442--California Trip, Part 2: Asilomar, "Refuge By the Sea"
  • 22-31--#443--California Trip, Part 3: Big Trees--Redwoods & Sequoias

August 2009

  • 01-21--#444--Insects That Sting: A Naturalist's Dilemma
  • 22-31--#445--What Good Is A Butterfly?: Ruminations On Ecology & Science Education

September 2009

  • 01-14--#446--Damsels & Dragons: Autumn Odonata
  • 15-21--#447--Hurricane Hugo At Hilton Pond: Twenty Years Later
  • 22-28--#448--Not-So-Confusing Fall Warblers
  • 29-30--#449--"Big Fat": An On-going Saga Of Obesity In Ruby-thraoted Hummingbirds

October 2009

  • 01-15--#450--Slightly More Confusing Fall Warblers
  • 16-21--#451--White Hummingbirds 2009: Albinos, Leucistos & Pieds
  • 22-31--#452--October Ant Swarm (Citronella Ants)

November 2009

  • 01-10--#453--Late Autumn Potpourri 2009
  • 11-17--#454--Cedar waxwing: "Most Elegant" Bird In North America
  • 18-21--#455--Ruby-throated Hummingbirds In 2009: Slowest Start, Fastest Finish
  • 22-30--#456--"Sister Center" In West Virginia (New River Birding & Nature Center)

December 2009

  • 01-11--#457--Colorful Vagrant Hummingbird: Adult Male Rufous at Moore SC
  • 12-21--#458--Bell(birds) in Costa Rica: Ela & Ernesto
  • 22-28--#459--19th Annual York/Rock Hill Christmas Bird Count
  • 29-31--#460--2009 Bird Banding Totals: Not Great, But Better Than Last Year

Up to Top of Page

Back to This Week Main

Back to List of Topics for 2000

Back to List of Topics for 2001

Back to List of Topics for 2002

Back to List of Topics for 2003

Back to List of Topics for 2004

Back to List of Topics for 2005

Back to List of Topics for 2006

Back to List of Topics for 2007

Back to List of Topics for 2008

Current Weather Conditions at Hilton Pond Center

If you enjoy "This Week at Hilton Pond,"
please help

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History.
It's painless, and YOU can make a difference!

Just CLICK on one of the logos below.

Make direct donations on-line through
Network for Good:
Donate a portion of your purchase price from 500+ top on-line stores via iGive:
Use your PayPal account
to make direct donations:

You can also
post questions for
The Piedmont Naturalist

Search Engine for
Hilton Pond Center

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is a non-profit research & education organization in York, South Carolina USA; phone (803) 684-5852. Directed by Bill Hilton Jr., aka The Piedmont Naturalist, it is the parent organization for Operation RubyThroat. Contents of this website--including articles and photos--may NOT be duplicated, modified, or used in any way except with the express written permission of Hilton Pond Center. All rights reserved worldwide. To obtain permission for use or for further assistance on accessing this Web site, contact the Webmaster.