LIST of TOPICS for 2010

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Even during frigid winter weather, Pine Warblers (above) are out
and about at Hilton Pond Center.
(from the 1-15 January 2010 photo essay)

Listed below, by date, are nature topics covered in each installment of "This Week at Hilton Pond" for 2010. 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.

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January 2010

  • 01-15--#461--When Winter Gives You Frigid Weather, Take Pictures Of Ice
  • 16-25--#462--Instant Sunshine: Five Minutes At A Seed Feeder
  • 26 Jan-14 Feb--#463--TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. The 20-Tenners In Costa Rica: Flexibility Yields Success

February 2010

  • 15-21--#464--Costa Rica Portfolio 2010: Flora, Fauna & Habitats Of Guanacaste Province
  • 22-28--#465--Ruby-throated Hummingbirds: Vital Pollinators In Costa Rica?

March 2010

  • 01-21--#466--Belize-Oneers At Crooked Tree: Another Successful Neotropical Hummingbird Expedition (2010)
  • 22-31--#467--It's Not Too Late For Nest Boxes

April 2010

  • 01-07--#468--Flowering Dogwoods Revisited: A Spring Portfolio
  • 08-14--#469--Hummingbird Migration, Operation RubyThroat & EarthTrek: Citizen Science In Action
  • 15-21--#470--Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala & Belize: Operation RubyThroat's 2011 Neotropical Hummingbird Expeditions
  • 22-30--#471--Appalachian Spring 2010

May 2010

  • 01-10--#472--Springtime Ferns
  • 11-21--#473--Magical Macro Mornings
  • 22-31--#474--Mixed Feelings At Mountain Lake VA: In Memory of Peggy Spiegel Opengari

June 2010

  • 01-10--#475--Mourning Dove: External Attributes Of A Favorite Game Bird
  • 11-23--#476--Roadside Flora In Upstate New York
  • 24-30--#477--Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle (SMLB)

July 2010

  • 01-07--#478--Midsummer Bluebirds And A Wood Duck Mystery
  • 08-21--#479--When Trees Get Old: OUCH!
  • 22-31--#480--Midsummer Lull & Hummingbird Miscellany

August 2010

  • 01-10--#481--Land between The Lakes: Hot Spot For Hummingbirds (And Other Interesting Things)
  • 11-21--#482--In The Mountain State: New River Hummingbird Festival 2010
  • 22-26--#483--Front Yard Phenomena & Sourwood Mystery
  • 29-31--#484--Mt. Cuba Center: the "Upper End" Of The Piedmont

September 2010

  • 01-10--#485--Assault On Swamp Milkweed
  • 11-21--#486--Last Full Day Of Summer . . . Tanagers
  • 22-30--#487--Swamp Milkweed Reprise

October 2010

  • 01-07--#488--Birds of Autumn (Migratory And Otherwise)
  • 08-14--#489--Yellow: Autumn's True Color
  • 15-24--#490--New Hilton Pond Yard Mammal: Fox Squirrel
  • 25-31--#491--White Hummingbirds 2010: Albinos, Leucistos & Pieds

November 2010

  • 01-10--#492--Greenbrier: Nothing To "Smile" About
  • 11-22--#493--Red-shouldered Hawk: It's NOT A Kingfisher
  • 23-30--#494--Fraser Fir & Balsam Fir: The Only "True" Christmas Trees

December 2010

  • 01-11--#495--Winter Water: A Magnet For Chilly Birds
  • 12-21--#496--So What's Up With House Finches?
  • 22-28--#497--House Finch Follow-ups
  • 29-31--#498--2010 Bird Banding Totals: Not Our Slowest Year, But Close

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