Category Archives: Birding and Exercise

The Eighth Benefit of Walking 30 Minutes a Day

THE 7 BENEFITS We can all list the 7 benefits of walking 30 minutes a day since we have heard them so many times. Well, maybe we can’t list them all but we can list a few of them. Here … Continue reading

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Johnson County – March Big Walking (Biking) Day – Ross’s Geese

I did my third Big Monthly Walking Day today.  I wanted to go Saturday but with the weather I knew it wouldn’t be productive.  So I had to go on Sunday.  The problem was it was my wife’s birthday and … Continue reading

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The Elusive White Ghost

When I go on my short walks after work I don’t carry my binoculars or any other birding gear.  I do what Ted Eubanks would describe as “bare-naked” birding.  The point of these short walks is for exercise and to … Continue reading

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February 2014 Big Day Walk – Spring Arrives for a Day

As I posted in January I intend to do a Big Walking Day per month for exercise and fun.  With the weather looking much better for Saturday than Sunday, I headed out Saturday morning. Turned out to be a day … Continue reading

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Birding and Exercise: First Month Recap

For those of you interested I thought I would post the results of the first month of birding and exercise and compare it to what I thought I could have done birding my normal way. I ended up seeing 43 … Continue reading

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Birding and Exercise – January 2014 Big Walking Day

If I had planned this better I would have started to get myself in shape in December and done a Big Walking Day on January 1, before the weather headed north.  But I didn’t.  So it came down to doing … Continue reading

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Birding and Exercise – January Big Day

In the spirit of Ted Floyd’s Big Walk http://blog.aba.org/2013/06/the-bare-naked-big-walk.html and Greg Neise and Jeff Skrentny Illinois Monthly Big Days (See Illinois Birders’ Forum http://www.ilbirds.com/), I have decided to do a monthly self-powered Big Day this year.  I will start this month … Continue reading

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One Step Back – Two Steps Forward

The Snow Goose I reported last week flying over my house turned out to be a leucistic Canada Goose. Darn, one step back.. I got an email from Doug Gray Sunday morning that he had seen a leucistic Canada Goose … Continue reading

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Birding and Exercise – Saturday, Jan. 18 – Larks, Longspurs, Crows, and an Owl

The second weekend of birding and exercise arrives and it is 16F out with a wind chill of zero.  Not as bad as the Christmas Bird Count where Darrel and I walked 4 miles on the I&M Canal in 6 … Continue reading

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Birding and Exercise – To Lowes/Walmart Pond

The weather on Sunday was better than Saturday.  High 30’s and clear with a slight wind.  Great day for a winter’s walk. So after lunch I went out on another day of walking for exercise to birding locations.  Instead of … Continue reading

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