â€ŽPosted on 11 September 2011 by Bill Hilton Jr.
"This Week at Hilton Pond" a bench at the end of our wooden pier provided a great place from which to photograph Common Nighthawks and get a stunning image of a Great Egret on the wing. Plus there's interesting news about a much-too-early Pine Siskin and a very old Ruby-throated Hummingbird. To read all about it, please visit our current photo essay for 1-7 Sep 2011 at http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek110901.html
While there don't forget to scroll down for a list of all birds banded and recaptured during the period, plus a couple of interesting phenology notes.
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 56,000 birds since 1982. He is the only scientist studying 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