Category Archives: General

Bird Baldness Follow-up

I need to follow-up on the red-tailed vulture post from early October. I knew people, including myself, enjoy something a little different or odd. Like Bird Baldness. That was proven as this was far and away my most viewed blog post. It … Continue reading

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3 Years Old

The blog turns 3 this month.   I know the way to accomplish something and to make it succeed is to be in sync with your audience. Which I’m not to a degree. I could probably have a larger audience if … Continue reading

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Undertail Patterns – Useful for ID

I’m basically a generalist. There are few things which I want to become an “expert”. When it comes to birding I want to know the key points, including status and distribution, to be able to positively ID a species. But … Continue reading

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Short Primer on Fall Migration

Every year I forget that late summer birding is composed of long periods of quiet interrupted by short periods of activity. Like this past weekend for example when the birds weren’t singing much, even in the early morning,  Then it … Continue reading

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Birding Paraphernalia – My 5

I’ve recently upgraded the Birding Paraphernalia I carry in the field. Not anything different or special from what others use, but new to me. Ideally I’d like everything to be in one piece of equipment. Something like a pair of … Continue reading

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World’s Smallest Dove?

One of the blogs I follow is Jem Babbington’s The Birds of Saudi Arabia. Periodically he has a picture of a Namaqua Dove, one of the world’s smallest doves. I play along at home so I looked up the dove in The … Continue reading

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Dickcissel Increasing?

Recently I was helping on a bird survey with Karl and Mike when Karl brought up the thought that Dickcissel are increasing in the area. And I had to agree. No facts to back it up but it seems like there … Continue reading

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Peek-a-Boo Meadowlark

(I wrote most of this blog the last week of March and now just getting a chance to post. I thought I’d better get it posted since most posts going forward will be about London and migration. The photos are … Continue reading

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A Photo

I’m not a photographer. It’s not in my nature to sit and wait.  When I’m out I like to keep moving. Mostly by foot. Birding by auto isn’t my thing. Maybe occasionally by bike. But to get a great photo one needs … Continue reading

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65 Year Old Coincidence – The Average Age of Birds

I occasionally mention some of the other birding blogs I follow. I should probably list those blogs because they usually contain something interesting. One I read on a weekly basis is A DC Birding Blog. Every week it pulls together … Continue reading

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