The Rest of The Story…

Originally posted on Birder's News:
If you read the article previous to this one you will know the story of my recent birding adventures with my brother in Massachusetts. To continue with the story, after we found the Snowy Owl we drove further along the dirt road to the end of the island where there is a beach and small jetty. One of the… Continue reading The Rest of The Story…

Hairy or Downy… How do You Know?

Originally posted on Birder's News:
Have you ever noticed just how much the Hairy Woodpecker and the Downy Woodpecker look alike? Well, they do and not just a little bit, almost identical. So how do birders figure out which Woodpecker they are spotting? With a bit of patience and practice, you can learn to find the subtle differences between the two. The Hairy Woodpeckers… Continue reading Hairy or Downy… How do You Know?

Spring Peeping Through…?

Originally posted on San on the Lam:
Wednesday 26 February and Friday 06 March 2020. Nova Scotia. There have been definite signs that the year is turning recently. People have been finding snowdrops, Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles and even the odd Tree Swallow. Early but definitely encouraging. We haven’t had the worst of winters, down here in the ‘Banana Belt’ of Nova Scotia, anyway. It… Continue reading Spring Peeping Through…?