Tag Archive: birds

Fifteen Minutes

Spare a thought for the poor, unappreciated warbler in fall — stressed by migrating for miles through unfamiliar surroundings, it can’t relax into its regular routine, it can’t find its usual diet, it… Continue reading

Favorite Nature Writers – Anna Botsford Comstock

About nine years ago, I came across The Handbook of Nature Study in a used book store.  It was a 937-page book about teaching children how to study nature.  This edition was from… Continue reading

They Knew in 1862

I bought some old Punch magazines at an estate sale, and in reading through them, I have found interesting editorials and repeated pleas for people to stop killing birds, if for no other… Continue reading

A Good Day for Woodpeckers

This afternoon I saw three of the six species of woodpecker we have here. I was sitting quietly in the wood while the sheep browsed, when a Pileated Woodpecker swooped right in front… Continue reading

A Little Farther West

This past weekend I got to spend some time out in the Texas Hill Country. Depending on who you talk to, Texas can be divided into seven to eighteen different ecological zones, and… Continue reading

Breakfast with the Birds

  Both of these species show up here occasionally.  It was a treat to see them together.  

One Log, A Lot of Visitors

The Anhinga from Sunday came back on Monday, and thoughtfully presented me with a different angle to capture.  That same day, the juvenile Little Blue Heron and a Great Blue Heron landed on… Continue reading

Twenty Minutes of Wildlife

On Labor Day, I stepped outside about 5 PM, to feed the sheep before heading to a concert at a local winery.  In a late-flowering boneset plant, I noticed a large dark shape… Continue reading