Friday, May 05, 2006

Uh, Oh. I've Been Tagged!

We interrupt the Washington State Bird review for this late breaking news! I have been tagged by a fellow blogger!!!

Here I was, just minding my business, working my 12-14 hour shifts this week when I received an email that I almost deleted. The subject line read, "Most Beautiful Birds Meme Tag" and was from one John L. Trapp. Could it be spam? Don't know.

The 'bird' mention sucked me in. Hey, I'm on a Mac and use a third-party email program so the virus problem is, oh, nil. So, 'click'.

Took me to John's blog page and post. Claims he, himself was tagged by yet another blogger and was following through. I was simply surprised that anyone out there in the country outside of my local birders knew of my site.

The task is this:

"The rules are simple: Post a list of the 10 birds you consider most beautiful on your blog; you may limit the list to the ABA area (continental United States and Canada) or use a geographic area of your choice. Mark birds you have seen with an asterisk. Tag 3 bloggers to keep it going."

Not one to usually follow through on chain letter kind of thing but I figure that birders are, by and large, a harmless and friendly bunch and it is a kind of networking in this sense. So why not?

Being that I am fairly new to this blogging thing, I figured I might not have my favorite, beautiful birds on the blog itself. The blog started as a quicker way to showcase some birds on the fly instead of trying to find time to update the photography site as often which I do by hand and takes longer to do.

Looking through my few posts I guess I will settle on the following birds:

American Wigeon*
Eurasian Wigeon*
American Goldfinch*
Barn Owl*
Harrier Hawk*
Hooded Merganser*
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker*
Grey Jay*
Steller's Jay*
Brown Thrasher*

Still haven't posted about the Harlequin Duck or a full post on the Chestnut-sided Chickadee but they are right up there. Not to mention all of my Wood Duck shots. They can all be found over at my photo site at Rather Be Photog....

Who to tag? Let's see. I tag Laura at Birder's Blog, Bill at Bill of the Birds, and Sharon at Birdchick Blog.

I enjoy all of them. Hope they don't mind.

Now, maybe I can get back to my Washington birds since just about all of our Winter residents have just about left us here in Florida.



Juliabohemian said...

I don't know any other birders who would actually do this, so I will just tell you my answers.

Cedar Waxwing*
California Quail*
Stellar's Jay*
Rufous-sided Towhee*
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Lazuli Bunting
American Kestrel*
Wood Duck*
Mandarin Duck* (Asian migrant)

J. Andrew Boyle said...

Still waiting to see a Lazuli. The best new bird was a Connecticut Warbler I just posted about.

Thanks for the comment!