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”
Let’s start with the big picture – there are 214 species of woodpeckers. There are none in Australasia and none in the Sahara or the very northern treeless tundra. They have found a way to live most everywhere else; savannah, boreal forests, montane forests, and so on. In much of the world they are aContinue reading “Woodpeckers – knock knock”
Not all birds are showy, here are a few that are rather plain – but still interesting.
Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission for any use – but please share this blog page. Thank you. DEClapp Over the years Jack Clyne and Rosie Stewart have shown me a great deal of their island country. It has been my pleasure to work with them and learn from them. IContinue reading “Kea – A New Zealand Bad Boy”