Monday, January 10, 2011

A Short Recap of 2010

January, we started the year so fine
Williamson’s Sapsucker pecking on a pine

February, we took whatever it will take
to find the Tropical Kingbird at nearby Legg Lake

March, our trip to Oahu was full of bliss
When a Fairy Tern granted our wish

April, we moved to the Philippines, my wife and I
Where we saw new birds like the Lowland White-eye

May, at Coron, Palawan in the southwest
We got 20 lifers, birding was at its best

June, to see the Indigo-banded Kingfisher, where to go?
Where else but to the lovely, friendly Villa Escudero

July, to Palay-Palay an early morning foray
Gave us Whiskered Treeswift to brighten our day

August, in Lipa City through patience, hope and faith
A Red-keeled Flowerpecker showed up after a long wait

September, at Davao City for the 1st Asian Bird Fair
Good food, great friends, plenty of birds everywhere

October, a flock of Oriental Skylarks feeding on the grass
made worthwhile our trip to Calatagan, Batangas

November, the Ferruginous Flycatcher made everybody’s day
until a beliigerent Brown Shrike chased the poor bird away

December, lovely Naked-faced Spiderhunters created a spark
as birders and photographers thronged at La Mesa Ecopark.

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