This is the time of year in northern Illinois that young birds are everywhere and the weather is hot and humid. Each time we go out to bird it is like stepping into a sauna. But no matter how hot, the birds continue to amaze and teach us new things.
But it isn’t just out in the field where we learn new things about birds and birders. Through the internet and specifically, the blogosphere we learn daily from people all over the world. Blogging, in a way, has taught us to become better birders while allowing us to meet new people, many of which we may never meet in real life.
So we urge you to check out these wonderful posts from some of the best naturalists the blogging world has to offer.
Backyard Birding Blog: Dana reminisced about her childhood experiences and how free outside play formed a positive relationship with the environment that will last a lifetime, even if at the time she didn’t realize it.
The Hawk Owl’s Nest: A rare Roseate Spoonbill made his way to New Jersey leaving a lasting impression not only on Patrick, but on some young birders. By-the-way, did you know Patrick is getting married? Congratulations!
10,000 Birds: Cranes and Coots weren’t the only birds to be found at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Corey photographed an Osprey airlifting a slippery meal and his crew found many shorebirds.
The Egret’s Nest: You are never too young to start birding. Nine-year-old Ruthie proves this by discovering a Green Heron and a Black-crowned Night Heron.
We hope you enjoyed the Birdfreak version of I and the Bird. There will be no after party or fireworks display.
Please leave in an orderly fashion as you get ready for the next I and the Bird hosted by the one and only Vern at Big Spring Birds.