Tag Archives: oriole

It’s Gonna be May

Every New York naturalist knows that the month of May is the big one. Migration kicks into high gear and there seem to be birds everywhere. When the conditions are right, however, we occasionally get treated to an early push … Continue reading

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Seabirds and Storm Waifs

I could tell from the gradually lightening sky that the sun had risen, but the gloomy, gray conditions shrouding the docks kept it hidden from sight. With my poncho pulled tight over my head and my gear, I shuffled onto … Continue reading

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Oh Me, Oh Miami

Miami is a fairly popular destination for spring break adventures. My much-needed vacation brought me to Florida late on a Monday night, and I crashed in my hotel bed shortly after picking up a rental car. When I awoke bright … Continue reading

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Back in Black

The tendency of birds to wander and turn up in unusual places is a well-known phenomenon. Even so, there are some truly puzzling cases which strain the limits of credulity. Enter the Black-backed Oriole, a species endemic to central Mexico. … Continue reading

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November Nonsense

A three-day weekend means three days of opportunities to make use of free time. Friday, Veteran’s Day, was a much-needed chance to sleep in after a very late night with Miriam and friends in the city celebrating her birthday. I … Continue reading

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Daylight Worth Saving

Each year, I weep for the end of Daylight Savings Time. On the one hand, an extra hour of sleep is nice, even if it is just for one night. Unfortunately, “falling back” means that it gets dark much earlier. … Continue reading

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A Southern Songster in Central Park

My plans for spring break went through a series of revisions in the days leading up to the week off from work. I mulled over the possibility of a large-scale trip to Florida or Arizona, but decided that Texas in … Continue reading

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