Our review of the new and completely awesome Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America would not be complete without a true field test. The guide spent several hours riding in a backpack, sandwiched between water bottles and power bars. The cover stood up well – with only a minor ding – and protected
To be released on August 28th and published by Houghton Mifflin, Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guide Series) is the end of summer, must-have edition to every birder’s library. Even though we possess over 30 field guides, it is still a much welcomed edition. History Much of what continues to
After consulting numerous birders coming to view the “Rockford Mississippi Kites”, the original pair of birds now includes a THIRD Kite, this one a juvenile. Thus, the implications are this bird nested here in Rockford, right by a city park and grade school. We think this was the kite’s nest
House Wrens are known to be a bit big for their size. We witness them often dive-bombing squirrels, chasing away Blue Jays, and scolding if someone even dares look in the direction of their nest box. Even their appetites can be a bit large. Dakota believes this House Wren is feasting on a large grasshopper
This Sedge Wren is unofficially our 4,000th photo uploaded to Flickr. Sedge Wren taken on August 16th at Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin Canon Rebel XTi, 400mm
Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
It isn’t just the birds that make Deer Run Prairie so lovely… Click photo to enlarge This is our submission for the way too cool Skywatch Friday!!
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when youâ€™re finished, youâ€™ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the birdâ€¦ So letâ€™s look at the bird and see what itâ€™s doing – thatâ€™s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and