Please consider all images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use any of them. Thank you. DEClapp Winter is a difficult time for all sorts of creatures. Insects lay eggs and the adults die, some will over winter but usually just an egg-rich female. Many birds migrate south to locations where the winter weatherContinue reading “Thicket Birds”
Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission before copying or using. Thank you. DEClapp Here in New England the coast varies from a southerly sandy beach to a rocky northern beach. The state of Rhode Island is quite rocky along its coast and north of Boston it is pretty much all exposedContinue reading “A Dolphin’s tale”
Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use any of them. Thank you, DEClapp Today was well below freezing and for much of the morning the wind made it feel well below zero. On days like this the birds seem to arrive later than I would have predicted and it isContinue reading “Cold Day at Feeders”
Please consider all images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use or reproduce any photos. Thank you. DEClapp The salt water in this part of the world doesn’t freeze like it used to – as a matter of fact it rarely freezes any more at all. The days of icy blocks lifted and pushedContinue reading “Water fowl –”
Local birds are often assumed to be common and boring – but not always and perhaps never. Here are a few local species.
Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use or reproduce. Thank you. DEClapp In the last post I mentioned the annual Christmas Count; a bird count within a circle. This is an annual occurrence in over 2500 locations today. In 1900 the tradition of a Christmas “side shoot” was first confrontedContinue reading “Counting birds –”
The Eastern Coyote has established itself throughout Massachusetts.
Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thank you. DEClapp I feel a bit apologetic for doing birds birds and more birds. But that pandemic has me/us pretty limited in travel opportunities and so it is local birding and more local birding. I have to finishContinue reading “Yes, Yes; Birds Again”
Please consider the photos to be copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thanks, David Clapp The other day we headed back to a favored haunt; the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield, Massachusetts. This 500+ acre site is well known to local naturalists for many reasons, primarily birds; but its topographyContinue reading “A Day Out”