2012 was quite the rollercoaster ride for this birder and digiscoper. There were many highs and lows during the year, but fortunately, many more 'highs'. The list of favorite moments of birding in 2012 were surprisingly numerous, so I trimmed them back to a Top 10 in chronologic order:
In just a few hours 2012 will draw to a close. It has been a 'Great' and a 'Gray' year in more ways than one. The list above is certainly 'Great' for me, and is only a small part of other great and memorable moments: Biggest Week in American Birding, yard fallouts, warbler migrations from the front porch, and others. But there were also 'Gray' moments, like Dad's sudden passing in February, and Mom-in-Law's sudden passing in August that left both families saddened and exhausted for most of the year. They are both missed.
May 2013 bring many more great birds and moments, and less sadness for all.