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2 days agoHobbies / Birding : Looking Up

This morning, despite the frost, the pumpkin maintained a stiff upper lip. It was time to head out to the local metropark to drop in at the window on wildlife. Fox Sparrow White-throated Sparrow A closer look There are 10 birds in this photo :) _______________________________________________


2 days agoHobbies / Birding : Looking Up

So I'm posting a picture featuring SUNSHINE.

Trumpeter Swans: Don’t Shoot Them

Many years ago, back in the 1970s, I visited my sister, who lived in West Yellowstone, Montana, in the dead...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2014)

The year 2014 is approaching its imminent end, which means different things for different people. For those of us interested...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of November 2014?

Watching African Skimmers and a gorgeous sunset makes a person most thankful As we hurtle ever closer to the American day...

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The ruby-throated hummingbird is the most common hummingbird found in North America. They are the only hummingbird that breeds in the eastern half of the continent, most of which is included in their breeding territory. During the winter they migrate to southern Mexico and Central America. Show More Summary

Spotting scope review: Swarovski 25-60×65 STX

My best bird of the weekend was a Great Black-backed Gull, a rarity in a land-locked Serbia, with less than...

Michael Conway Baker

Did you ever look forward to something with as much eager anticipation as a 6-year-old before Christmas, knowing full well that it couldn't possibly turn out to be as thrilling as you hoped, but when it finally happened, it was evenShow More Summary

Can You Recall Individual Bird Sightings?

I was standing at a field near the Portland fairgrounds when I heard a shotgun blast nearby. I was thinking about how I had carelessly forgotten to bring my orange vest with me. Seconds later, a fairly large bird glided into the tall grass in the field just in front of me. Show More Summary

Winter Wings Bird Festival

One of the many breathtaking views one can have during the Winter Wings Bird Festival. One of the cooler places I visited this year was the Winter Wings Bird Festival in Klamath Falls, Oregon on the California border and not that far from Crater Lake. Show More Summary

African Skimmers at the Kazinga Channel

It’s a month to I go traveling in Africa again, but between that date and now I have a massive...

Rarity Roundup Reflections

This past weekend I headed out to eastern North Carolina with a group of friends to try our hand at...

Red-tailed Hawk Eating Breakfast

On Saturday morning I was exploring the newly-mowed Edgemere Landfill, one of my favorite birding spots in Queens, enjoying birds...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2014)

If you’re someone who lives in the moment and cares little for what lies ahead, you might be forgiven for...


Ask anybody who knows me. I'm a softie. Doggone it. That red squirrel that I posted about. Yes, the one eating the scarecrow. Doggone it. Well, we've heard noise in our bedroom wall and scurrying in the upstairs ceiling. Doggone it. Found the hole he's chewed into the soffit beside the chimney. Show More Summary

Cockatoo Lagoon, Keep River National Park

This week we have returned home to Broome and the trip was not leisurely due to the transfer of work....

A Great Big Messy Pile of Bird … News

Hello folks, and happy weekend! After weeks lost to work, stressing about work, stressing about not having work, and working...


On October 29th 2012, “superstorm” Sandy devastated the east coast of the USA, affecting states from Florida to Maine, with...

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of November 2014?

Think you’ll find birds at a place called Jacana Lodge? The most famous November poem I know of was written a...

Birds + Bikes

Look in the middle, just over the trees: there’s a big flock of birds up there. Same thing with the...

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