Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas

I would like to thank all my blogger, and birding friends and every other single visitor to this webpage during 2009.
Let's hope that 2010 is an even better year for birds and wildlife !
I have already completed 3 Christmas Bird Counts and am almost out the door to begin my 4th.
After that, will leave 3 more counts up until January 2nd finshing up at Pike Lake.
I have 11 more days to see if I can find 2 new species by Dec 31st, and reach my highest ever Saskatchewan Year List of 250 , but its quite a tall order and I might be shooting a little high :-) Watch this space !

Here is a Harris's Sparrow from the fall that I have not posted before that has a Christmas-like quality to it.

All the best for 2010 and thanks again !!

19 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Hope you reach your 'count' mate.

A very merry Christmas to you, and a great birding year for 2010

The Early Birder said...

Happy hunting Nick and hope you have a great Christamas. FAB

Tina said...

Hope you achieve your count goal..no doubt that you won't...you see sooo many species..so jealous.
Have a great Holiday Season, Nick!

Kelly said...

...your Harris's Sparrow is beautiful. That's a bird I'd love to see. I wish you luck on those last elusive species. You're so close!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for the Christmas wishes.The Sparrow is beautiful.
Good luck on reaching 250,hope you can do it.
Blessings,Ruth

uncadan8 said...

I've come to this blog a bit late in the year, Chris, but love what I see and hope you make your count! Looking forward to 2010!

BirdingMaine said...

Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year 2010!

John
Birding in Maine

P.S. Love the photo, excellent capture!!

Nick S said...

Many thanks guys !

Dawn said...

I just wanted to tell you that since I found your blog just over a year ago I have followed it religiously. Having moved to Saskatoon from Southeastern Ontario in August 2008, I felt very out of my element with all of the new wildlife. You're blog helped me learn and feel more at home in my new prairie life. In a small way it made the transition just a little easier.
Thanks, and happy holidays!

Dawn Doherty

Chris said...

HI Nick,
I've enjoyed your company a lot this year and will definitively enjoy it next year. I hope you will reach your ambitious count...
I also wish you a Merry Christmas and the best for 2010

kRiZ cPEc said...

Merry Xmas, thanks for the bird!

HANNIBAL said...

Gorgeous bird framed beautifully! Merry Christmas Nick! Good luck on 250!

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures!!
Thank you for all your wonderful posts.
Please continue 2010!!
At this Christmas Season we remember and honour those who are no longer with us and cherish those who are.

Peace On Earth and best wishes throughout the New Year

Gisela

John Theberge said...

Merry Christmas to you and good luck in adding those two extra species for 2009.

Nick S said...

Many thanks friends. Well, I'm a little closer at 249...
PS. John, your calendar should be there any day..

Hilke Breder said...

Lovely fellow, that Harris' Sparrow, and great Christmas photo! Happy holidays to you and your family!

John Theberge said...

Hey Nick, just wanted to let you know my calendar arrived today, it's very nice. It's already hanging by my computer.

Nick S said...

Thankyou all !

Glad you like the calendar John !

Michelle said...

Upon closer inspection, It was not the Solitaire after all, but I think you knew that already.