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American Robin

The young ones in the nest above must have known Dad was near as they were chirping up a storm calling for that juicy worm.

Denver, CO.

Manitowoc And Sheboygan Lakefront

Yesterday Derek and I met Rob in Manitowoc to see if we could find any interesting birds out on the lake. We started out checking the impoundment where there was a surprising lack of gull diversity. 397 more words

2017 Birding Blog


Pink Milkweed Buds

Baby Mergansers on the Rocks

American Bald Eagle

Unlike yesterday, today was a beach day or at least it shoulda been. Normally, I confine my perambulations to the stretch of sand between two points, Birch and Cedar. 218 more words



A family of Western Kingbirds has been spotted in northern Yamhill County by birder Cindy Torgersen . They have been feeding from power lines near the intersection of Mineral Springs and Bayliss Roads. 14 more words


I did not know that the coot was "near threatened".

The Eurasian Coot (fulica atra) has found itself a decent niche on the enclosed basins at Salford Quays. The coot is a close relative of the moorhen, and coots are the largest of the Rallidae or Rail species in the UK. 303 more words