Since it's the end of the year, I thought it would be appropriate to do an entry (make that a few entries) on some of the more exciting birds from 2009. My year number is about 510 - this is thanks to Zac, who keeps track on Ebird. Some aren't the best pictures and some of the better pictures aren't necessarily exciting birds. The first set is from Texas (all over the state). From the top: Vermilion Flycatcher, Green Jay, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Painted Bunting, Golden-cheeked Warbler Fledgling, Spoonbills, Black-capped Vireo, Piping Plover, Blue-headed Vireo, Altimira Oriole, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Bronzed Cowbird, Golden-cheeked Warbler.