LIST of TOPICS for 2008

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South Carolina's second reported Broad-billed Hummingbird,
an adult male
(1-7 January 2008)

Listed below, by date, are nature topics covered in each installment of "This Week at Hilton Pond" for 2008. 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 2008

  • 01-07--#386--Broad-billed Hummingbird: First South Carolina Banding Record
  • 08-14--#387--It's Not Easy Bein' Green . . . In Winter (Broad-leafed Evergreens)
  • 15-21--#388--Winter Greenery: A Closer Look (Ferns, Lichens, Algae)
  • 22-01 Feb--#389--Costa Rica Hummingbirds 2008: Week One (Krazy '08s Alpha)

February 2008

  • 02-10--#390--Costa Rica Hummingbirds 2008: Week Two (Krazy '08s Omega)
  • 11-14--#391--Costa Rica Hummingbirds 2008: Beyond The Aloe (Crazy '08s Delta)
  • 15-29--#392--Costa Rica Hummingbirds 2008: Ruby-throat Migration Routes

March 2008

  • 01-15--#393--Wisconsin Winter Pilgrimage: The Conservation Legacy Of Aldo Leopold
  • 16-21--#394--Ah, Metamorphosis (Pink-striped Oakworm Moth)
  • 22-31--#395--Signs Of Spring, 2008 (Flowers)

April 2008

  • 01-07--#396--"T" Stands For "Trouble" (American Beaver)
  • 08-14--#397--The Green Leaves Of SPRING
  • 15-21--#398--Unexpected Freshwater Snails
  • 22-30--#399--Spring Birds, Migrant And Otherwise

May 2008

  • 01-14--#400--Multiflora Rose: A Thorny Topic
  • 15-21--#401--Seven Bird Notes (Polydactylous Mourning Dove, Raccoons, Hummingbirds Scarcity, Wood Thrush, Summer Tanager, Eastern Phoebe, Ian Sinclair)
  • 22-31--#402--Late May Snapshot (Strawberry-bush, Black Ratsnake, Pine Vole, Mourning Cloak, Gray Treefrog, Canada Warbler)

June 2008

  • 01-14--#403--Giant Stag Beetle: OUCH!
  • 15-21--#404--Painted Turtles Revisted
  • 22-30--#405--Hummingbird Jubilation, Tinged With Sadness (Costa Rican Ruby-throat Found in Georgia)

July 2008

  • 01-14--#406--Evidence For Breeding Success
  • 15-31--#407--Hummingbird Myths: The "Top Ten" (Plus Two)

August 2008

  • 01-14--#408--Piedmont Drought Of 2008
  • 15-21--#409--Blue-winged Warbler
  • 22-31--#410--Big Week: Ernesto Reunion, Drought-Buster Hurricane, Three New Sightings, and PBS

September 2008

  • 01-07--#411--WWW: Wood Warbler Week
  • 08-14--#412--Hurricane Rain Yields A Mushroom Rainbow
  • 15-21--#413--Hummingbird Birthday (Foreign encounter with banded Ruby-throated Hummingbird)
  • 22-30--#414--Goldfinch Mystery

October 2008

  • 01-14--#415--Exploring The Goldenrod Patch (2008 Edition)
  • 15-21--#416--White Hummingbirds 2008: Albinos, Leucistos & Pieds
  • 22-31--#417--Ruby-throats for 2008: Where Did They (Finally) Come From?

November 2008

  • 01-15--#418--Hummingbirds In Mesoamerica, Part One: San Salvador & Cerro Verde
  • 16-30--#419--Hummingbirds In Mesoamerica, Part Two: Guatemala's Lake Atitlan

December 2008

  • 01-14--#420--Holiday Red And Green (Holly, Nandina, Roses, and Sumac)
  • 15-21--#421--18th Annual York/Rock Hill Christmas Bird Count (2008)
  • 22-31--#422--2008 Bird Banding Totals: Below Average, But Useful (also 2008 Yard List)

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