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I have asked numerous people who know a lot more about Oregon birding history and/or Great Gray Owls than I do. I got a shrug. Even Evelyn Bull, a retired federal agency biologist, who co-wrote the Birds of North America account on GGOs could not answer my question. 706 more words


Red-Winged Blackbird at Dawn

gathering in flocks

greet the rising sun at dawn

red-winged blackbirds fly


An Amazing Margaret River Bird Discovery Tour

In August this year my wife and I travelled to Perth, Western Australia,  to visit my son and his wife. While we were there we took a road trip 267km  to the Margaret River Wine region but not so much for the wine, though we do like a drop or two, but to explore the bird life of this fragile and special part of the world known as South-West WA. 2,405 more words

Australian Birds

Notes From The Field

Sparrows, those pesky little brown birds that can give even the best birder fits. They can either be the most commonly seen bird, or the highly secretive. 416 more words

Notes From The Field

Bonaparte's Gulls, Vesper Sparrows in Morris, Oct. 20, 2014

(Photo by Alan Boyd)
5 Bonaparte’s Gulls were found and photographed on Lake Musconetcong this morning by Alan Boyd. The photo is above. Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe and the usual Mute Swans and Double-crested Cormorants were also at the lake. 133 more words

Morris County

Joy of Birding

Lalit Shastri

It was a bright sunny afternoon; the year was 1998; some time in April, when I heard a pleasant trilling sound of a bird just outside my window as I worked on my news story of the day. 304 more words

Lalit Shastri