Friday, April 28, 2006

Most Beautiful Birds Meme

LauraHinNJ at Somewhere in NJ tagged me with the most beautiful bird meme. I understand that John over at DC Birding started this post. This is the first time that I’ve ever knowingly been tagged for a meme. It was quite a surprise!

Rules: 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.

I decided to limit myself to birds I’ve actually seen in places where I’ve lived – DC, Maryland, Connecticut, England and Arizona. Even then, it was incredibly difficult to make choices, so I used the dartboard method to finalize the list.

Vermilion Flycatcher (US)*
Indigo Bunting (US)*
Inca Dove (US)*
Scarlet Tanager (US)*
Snowy Egret (US)*
Red-headed Woodpecker (US)*
Kestrel (UK)*
Common Kingfisher (UK)*
Chaffinch (UK)*
English Robin (UK)*
The bird I’d like most to see is a bird I fell in love with on pohanginapete’s blog: The Rifleman (Titipounamu), the smallest bird in New Zealand.

I'll tag Chiefbiscuit, Cynthia , Dread Pirate Roberts (when he comes back from his weekend break), plus anyone else who might enjoy doing this -- tai haku?, jimmy?. Have fun!


Endment said...

Love your list --- The Vermillion Flycatcher -- catches my attention every time :)
Glad you participated in this meme!

chiefbiscuit said...

Wow Pam - I've never been tagged before - I left a note on endment's blog with a quick list - but it was just off the top of my head - so now I'll have to get thinking hard. The Rifleman is probably got to be on the list actually!! Right. I'm off to blog ... :)

LauraHinNJ said...

Great list - very colorful! The vermilion flycatcher is popular and on a lot of lists. I'm not likely to ever see that bird :-(

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

I just saw the tag... it won't be able to do it until tomorrow.. Yesterday we were in Fallon and saw some yellow-headed blackbirds. Gregarious and communal.. they were fun to watch. :-)

joared said...

The Rifleman ... what a beautiful little bird! Would love to see that bird flit into my backyard. Will content myself with the various finches, hummingbirds, some others I have yet to identify. Thanks.