Another Thursday, another week of new migrants. An Eastern Towhee made an appearance (finally!) along with a Brown Thrasher and the ever aggressive House Wren is back. Monday brought in almost a dozen Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a few more Hermit Thrushes as well. The Downy Woodpecker couple is still working on their hole. The highlights
Common Loon at Rock Cut State Park (with camera shutters and a lot of wind & rain in the background) Common Loon from birdfreak on Vimeo.
Our eighth Deer Run Bird Survey of our year long survey was the best we’ve had yet. The weather was wonderful and we had our highest count of species thus far. This should be topped as migration really hits, but we’re happy with what we saw Sunday. Technically, DRBS #7.5 happened on the 6th of
A great way to promote bird conservation is to celebrate and encourage the future generation of great birders. What better way to discuss young birders than by finding out what they personally think and feel? This is our third interview with a young birder, Cassidy Bird Nut. White-breasted Nuthatch for this Bird Nut 1. What
Whether we call our passion (obsession) bird-watching or birding, there is no question what warbling is – the quest to find those flittery little migrants known as Wood-Warblers. Yesterday wasn’t a top day of warbling, but we spotted our first warblers of the season (besides the nearly year-round Yellow-rumped Warblers). We spent some time between
Today was the 2008 International Crane Foundation Crane Count and we were positioned in a wonderful location known as Moody Marsh. We began our count at 5:30 in the morning, a perfect time for birdsong, especially during migration. Moody Marsh (taken with the video camera) Our first birds were a group of Northern Shovelers that
Belting out his “bouncing ball” song Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. Elbert Hubbard
Spring is still springing, and we finally hit 70 degrees at the CNP. We have had a few new species since last Thursday. Hermit Thrush – a new spring arrival The yard has been so wet, a couple of Mallards landed nearby, not a usual visitor to the CNP. More rain (goodbye 70-degree-day) is predicted