Kevin from NaturalVisions Photography & Birding Blog provided an excellent Christmas edition of I and the Bird.Â 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!
Every year we get a real tree and usually we put a garish silvery thing on top of our tree. This year we changed it up by putting a Pileated Woodpecker at the top. (There is also a Red-headed Woodpecker.)
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was sturring, not even a mouse; The cat hat removed any stray rodents running the floors, Because she followed the policy to keep cats indoors; The birders were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of lifers flitted in their heads;
I participated in my second CBC of the season, this time along the Kishwaukee River Corridor.Â 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,
I have been dreaming about the places I want to go birding in 2007 (when I have more vacation time) and I was also reminiscing of past trips. Some are super famous like High Island, Cape May, Salton Sea, Dry Tortugas, Cave Creek Canyon, etc. I want to build a list of the top 100
Nature Conservancy Site of the Week #3 Name: Nachusa Grasslands Location: Northern Illinois near the city of Oregon. Size: 2,500 acres Nachusa Grasslands is one of the local Nature Conservancy sites I’ve been to quite often. I participated in a prescribed burn a few years ago and thought the place was truly awesome. Since returning
Kicking off a new weekly is the Birdspot of the Week, starring Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Seney was a complete surprise of greatness when we visited back in July of this year. We had planned to spend a couple hours at the NWR because it was on our
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