I and the Bird #39

Kevin from NaturalVisions Photography & Birding Blog provided an excellent Christmas edition of I and the Bird.  Sandy Claws traversed the world bringing gifts to bloggers. This is such a joyous time of year and birding and enjoying our natural world just makes things so much brighter!

Kishwaukee CBC

I participated in my second CBC of the season, this time along the Kishwaukee River Corridor.  This area is loaded with forest preserves so the birding is usually pretty good. We started at one end of our circle with nice quanitities of the usual suspects – White-breasted Nuthatches, Downies, Chickadees, a Hairy Woodpecker or two,

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Rock Cut Monday

I stopped by Rock Cut today after stopping by work for a little while. (I had to make sure everything was going to be ready for the holiday.) The lake was only about 10% frozen thanks to the unseasonably warm weather. There was a decent smattering of waterfowl Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, Mallards, Coots, Great

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