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Life history of a North American birder

I’ve been watching birds for over 45 years now. Not the same birds, of course.*

My mom got me (age 10) started in November, 1972, in our backyard in Detroit. 415 more words

A halcyon day

Did you know that the word halcyon is Greek for kingfisher?

It comes from an ancient myth about Alcyone and her husband Ceyx who angered the gods by calling each other Zeus and Hera. 209 more words


Snowy Owl and other birds - Jan. 22, 2017

Snowy Owl in Dover (Jan. 16)

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A guy walks into a bus depot…

On Tuesday, January, 16, Allan Favino was at his job at the Lakeland Bus Terminal in Dover, NJ when he noticed a non-paying customer on top of a bus. 324 more words

Morris County

A corner of my living room: a tour and a look at some books

I’m sitting here listening to Guns N Roses’ album ‘Appetite for Destruction’ on Pandora Radio. Yes, I have eclectic musical tastes–everything from Def Leppard to the Baroque lutenist Robert (Bob) Barto. 1,150 more words


Flogging Photos, 2018 Edition

As WC suggested earlier, there’s some new content over at Frozen Feather Images, WC’s sometimes-neglected nature photography website. There are 200-plus photos from Peru, ranging in quality from “Decent” to “Proves You saw the Bird.” There’s no charge or registration requirement to have a look at them. 123 more words


Beginning anew with feeding the backyard birds

By Bruce Stambaugh

I knew when we moved from our home in Ohio’s Amish country to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley that my backyard birding experiences would change. 601 more words


Growing up in the Overberg

We were happy to see many Blue Cranes, some with chicks, whilst out in the Caledon area yesterday afternoon.  Considering that these birds were threatened a few years ago, recent attempts to conserve them, especially by local farmers, are clearly bearing fruit.