Sandpipers and Plovers

Please consider all the images as copyrighted and ask permission to use them for any reason. Thanks, DEClapp. There are a grand assortment of birds that use the edges of wet areas. They nest and feed in swamps, bogs, and wet meadows. They travel along the ocean edge while undertaking some of the longest migrationContinue reading “Sandpipers and Plovers”

The Hunters -fast and fearless

The phrase: “birds of prey” usually brings up images of hawks and falcons and maybe eagles as well. But in reality if you are an earthworm the American Robin bob-bob-bobbin’ in the yard is a real predator. I guess that “birds of prey” might include thrushes, flycatchers, loons, all diving ducks, sandpipers, and most otherContinue reading “The Hunters -fast and fearless”

Yard Birds -a different perspective

Again, please treat all images as copyrighted and do not copy or use without permission. Please share this blog site. Thanks, DEC. These last few days are the middle, the peak, of the northward migration of neotropical wintering birds as well as those that have wintered in southeastern USA. Mid-May in New England can beContinue reading “Yard Birds -a different perspective”

More From the Car Window

We are fortunate to be out of the city and in an area where open space is available. Of course on a nice day these spaces attract lots of people and thus are no longer attractive — this is all a very sad state of affairs isn’t it? What a surprise to find that ourContinue reading “More From the Car Window”

Waxwings and couple locals

Migration is still mostly a mystery. We know that things move around the planet; sharks, whales, striped bass, lots of birds, caribou, butterflies and dragonflies, and wildebeest. We know why they do it; to find a seasonal food source, to reach a likely breeding area, or to avoid bad stuff like seasonal fires or coldContinue reading “Waxwings and couple locals”

The Falklands; Gentoo Penguins

Please consider these images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thanks. Penguins are represented by 17 species and there are nearly 40 species that are represented by fossils. The evolved from a small tough flying birds that could fly underwater as well. Probably a bit like modern auks likeContinue reading “The Falklands; Gentoo Penguins”