Tag Archive: birds

So You Think You Know Your Bird Names

I love complicated and ridiculous bird names — Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, and Flammulated Owl are a few of my favorites. But when I am reading very old bird books, I sometimes come… Continue reading

Sparrow Cheat Sheet

A tiny bird caught my attention the other day.  From one set of weeds it would dive into another, always just a few feet from me but never clearly visible.  Finally it landed… Continue reading

An Ordinary, Glorious Day

I spent this morning with another volunteer, walking a private property, helping the landowner by searching for a certain endangered plant.  We didn’t end up finding any, but we did find a close… Continue reading

The Elusive Bird 90

My husband and I grew up watching Jacques Cousteau nature specials, and we sometimes like to imitate him in our bad French accents when we talk about the “elusive and dangereuse” wild animals… Continue reading

A Great Week for Raptors

On a Thursday afternoon, I saw Mississippi Kites flying over.  These birds are one of the easiest for me to identify even though they fly high up, because their silhouette is so simple… Continue reading

The Return of the Red-tail

The Red-tailed Hawk was back today, and while I did not get nice sharp pictures like I did the last time it visited, I got some of it taking flight. Hawks show so… Continue reading

Birding with a Group

My friend Debbie was asked to lead a bird walk at our local library, and she asked me to come along to help.  I always learn a lot from Debbie so I was… Continue reading

Great Egret

Great Egrets stop by often, but they usually keep their distance.  The other day, one did not see me right across the creek from it, and I was able to get some shots… Continue reading

Mystery Bird Revealed

Did you guess the bird in yesterday’s post? Here it is, the ordinary Great Blue Heron.  Normally I see it walking along the edge of the water, but one day I saw one… Continue reading

Those Aren’t Geese!

Last week, after a day of storms and tornado warnings, we had a gorgeous day of 70 degrees with clear blue skies. As I was out on my walk, I heard a sound… Continue reading