Last week I was very surprised to see this female Scarlet Tanager right outside my house! In addition to being a new bird for my yard, this was also a very rare sighting for this time of year. 78 more words
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I’d often read about the Audubon Society’s bird count on Christmas and thought it was charming. To look out and see different colors of wings fluttering against the snow, and tiny claws lighting on feeders or peanut butter pinecones here and there, well, there’s something about it that reminds you of an old-fashioned holiday. 388 more words
The Pilot Mountain Hawk Watch saw another great year in 2014. We tallied 5909 migrating raptors, including 5756 Broad-winged Hawks. Although these totals were about 300 birds less than we recorded in 2013, it was the fourth highest level since the 1991 beginning of the current… 521 more words