Posted on 2 January 2013 by Bill Hilton Jr.
â€œThis Week at Hilton Pondâ€ we describe in words and photos results of the 22nd annual York/Rock Hill (South Carolina) Christmas Bird Count, held the Saturday before Christmas 2012. To read about our efforts compared with tallies from previous years, please visit the installment for 22-28 Dec atÂ http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek121222.html
While there don’t forget to scroll down for a list of birds banded or recaptured at Hilton Pond during the period. We also include miscellaneous nature notes and acknowledgement of our generous end-of-year donors.
If you missed any installments over the holiday breakâ€”including one about effects of drought at Hilton Pondâ€”theyâ€™re easily accessible from week-to-week links.
Happy Nature Watching!
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Bill Hilton Jr. is an award-winning educator-naturalist and executive director of non-profit Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History near York, South Carolina USA, where he has banded more than 58,100 birds since 1982. He is the only scientist conducting long-term studies of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) on their wintering grounds in Central America. Check out his Web sites for Hilton Pond Center at www.hiltonpond.org and â€œOperation RubyThroat: the Hummingbird Projectâ€ at www.rubythroat.org