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Early at Missisquoi NWR

I like to grind my coffee right before I brew it, but yesterday I made an exception. I did my grinding the night before and set the timer on the coffee maker for 5:05 am. 383 more words


A Mountain near McGregor

Today Renee and I went to the little Karoo near McGregor in search of a Protea Canary. We did not find one, but in our efforts we found a wonderful road up to the communications tower on Galgberg.   119 more words


Time for 'Quick Three Beers' -- The Olive-Sided Flycatcher Is Here

Posted by Sandi Friel

Last summer I listed and sold a property in Crow Valley on Quick Three Beers Lane. I was tickled by the creative address, and as a bird lover I knew right away the name had nothing to do with a cold brew. 356 more words

Orcas Island

The Crane and the Blackbird

An adult male Red-winged Blackbird weighs about 60.5 grams, with a wing span of about 120 mm.

An adult male Sandhill Crane can weigh 4.8 kilograms, and often has a wing span of 2 meters. 152 more words


No more Javan Plover? – Further mixing the Kentish Plover complex

The Kentish Plover have always have been the subject of taxonomical debates (e.g. Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus split from C. alexandrinus) and research outcomes were not always popular among birdwatchers (e.g. 332 more words


The reeds are alive...with the sound of warbling

Today’s songster has the reeds singing beside most lakes, quarries and wetland areas. The pictures this week are of the reed warbler. We love to hear their chatter, and sometimes manage to see them climbing up to the top of the reed stems. 334 more words