Monthly Archives: January 2017

Going Owl the Way

I slept like a baby at my motel in Quebec, exhausted by hours in the car. I knew that I still had to complete the long journey home in one shot. After continental breakfast and check-out, I brushed the new-fallen … Continue reading

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Everything’s Coming Up Ross’s

One of the best parts of birding is the chase. When a rare or unusual species shows up in an unexpected place, the traveling nature enthusiast is handed an excuse for a spontaneous adventure. Who wouldn’t want to dash off … Continue reading

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Foggy Photography

Sunday had a tough act to follow after the successes of Saturday, but I was still determined to make that most of my weekend. The forecast predicted foggy, gray weather throughout the day with wet and stormy conditions blowing in before … Continue reading

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Eventide

At sunrise, I was working my way north through the Bronx. The brightening of the sky was paused by a thick fog bank that rolled in as I continued onward into Connecticut. The mist-shrouded scenery stretching out before me was … Continue reading

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Solitaire Extraordinaire

I hate to let a long weekend go to waste. Between the Saturday pelagic and a long-awaited performance of Hamilton on Sunday, I was doing a pretty solid job making the most of my time as I headed into Martin … Continue reading

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Flocks of Auks

It’s been some time since I’ve been out on the sea, and even longer since I’ve been on a boat out of New York. I joined the Long Island birding community relatively late, and that had some drawbacks. Various rare … Continue reading

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The Wings of Winter

A light fall of snow leading into Friday resulted in minimal accumulation, but the forecast called for a more serious winter storm over the weekend. The scheduled Brooklyn pelagic tour was rescheduled for the following Saturday, which got me off … Continue reading

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