Zimbabwe: to Bulawayo and back (not for the birthday)

Originally posted on The Phraser:
Our approach into Bulawayo in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe I was born in this country, and lived here for a quarter of a century … yet, because our focus was our farm many miles away to the north, its second city is new to me. Below are acres of wet, green trees.  Bulawayo’s drought has broken. Our approach into Bulawayo in Matabeleland,… Continue reading Zimbabwe: to Bulawayo and back (not for the birthday)

Zimbabwe’s struggle to breathe – how it looks from where I am

Originally posted on The Phraser:
Caged bird – Zimbabwe, Africa Zimbabwe is in real trouble – in a frantic struggle for breath. The police and military are on the streets trying to force the people back inside – to keep them away from the demonstration against corruption that has been called for tomorrow. Evidence of whippings and intimidation already circle social media. Such abuse is… Continue reading Zimbabwe’s struggle to breathe – how it looks from where I am

Approval at last for a bird nerd

Originally posted on The Right Kind of Pride:
When I was five years old, my mother’s sister Carol handed me a copy of Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds. Somehow she knew that I’d be interested in the subject. Over the years I purchased many other field guides that improved on the methods of the original book developed by Roger Tory Peterson. Yet I owe… Continue reading Approval at last for a bird nerd

Camping at Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary

Originally posted on Massachusetts Big Year Birding:
A few weeks ago, my family and I decided to go camping at the Wellfleet Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. We had rented out a campsite for a full week, and I hoped to use as much of that week as possible birding.? The Wellfleet Audubon Sanctuary is, in my opinion, one of the best birding hotspots on Cape Cod.… Continue reading Camping at Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary

Some Birds from Florida

Originally posted on Earthwatcher:
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)Harns Marsh, Fort Meyers, FL; FEB 2020 I am sharing a few bird pictures that I haven’t posted from our Florida trip in February. Please click on caption to see images at higher resolution. Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)Bowman’s Beach, Sanibel Island, FL; FEB 2020 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)Bowman’s Beach, Sanibel Island, FL; FEB 2020 Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)Port… Continue reading Some Birds from Florida