Bring the Camera Every Time!

Originally posted on 35Sparrows For All Things Birding & Nature:
Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron, Lake Needwood, Rockville, MD When I started to do a series of “baby” posts, I didn’t know how many baby bird photos I had taken and would take! Last week, my walking/hiking/birding buddies and I were on an EXERCISE walk, NOT a birding walk. Recently, I decided to carry my… Continue reading Bring the Camera Every Time!

Birding Trip Plan C (Part 1 of 2)

Originally posted on Birding for Life:
Plan A was hatched last fall when the world was still normal.  I would drive to Michigan in late May to see Kirtland’s Warblers on their breeding grounds, continue north into Canada and drive the northern shore of Lake Superior, and then spend some time in Sax Zim Bog in Minnesota before returning home.  I had scheduled Erik Bruhnke… Continue reading Birding Trip Plan C (Part 1 of 2)

Birding in the Time of COVID-19 (Part 4 of 4)

Originally posted on Birding for Life:
The final stretch of the Yard Squad Challenge started the same way that the last stretch ended – with a little more cheating.  I birded outside my home patch once again to get another new county bird.  This time it was a bird that I’ve seen many times, a Black-crowned Night-Heron, but with birding games it’s all about location;… Continue reading Birding in the Time of COVID-19 (Part 4 of 4)

Birding in the Time of COVID-19 (Part 2 of 4)

Originally posted on Birding for Life:
If you missed Part 1, read it here. It’s Saturday, April 25, as I write this and it’s the middle of the second stretch of the Yard Squad Challenge.  I’m going to remember this period for the psychological torture.  Our team, the Yardbirds, has fallen into the middle of the pack.  The competitive side of me doesn’t like that,… Continue reading Birding in the Time of COVID-19 (Part 2 of 4)

Birding in the Time of COVID-19 (Part 1 of 4)

Originally posted on Birding for Life:
I had planned to be in Texas right now.  I wanted to see my granddaughter and share the delights of High Island with my friend, Diane.  I had almost counted my lifer Black-capped Vireo that I was sure to get this time.  But like nearly everyone else on the planet, my plans were shattered by the coronavirus.  Even if… Continue reading Birding in the Time of COVID-19 (Part 1 of 4)