Tag Archives: Snow

Count Me In!

The annual Christmas Bird Counts rank highly among my most anticipated events of the Yuletide season. There are two specific counts that I try to do every year: Southern Nassau and Montauk. These survey circles represent my local patches and … Continue reading

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Going Gray

This winter turned out to be a great one for owls. I added 2 new species to my life list and encountered a total of 10 different types over the course of the season. Having the opportunity to meet Snowy, … Continue reading

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Great Gray Expectations

Out of all the birds in all the world, owls are the closest to my heart. These impressive predators have a unique magic all their own. Any encounter with any species, no matter the circumstances, is always an exciting event. I’ve spent … 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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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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Thankful for a Break

The holiday season kicked off with some much needed vacation time. I dove into Thanksgiving break headfirst, determined to make the most of my four days of freedom. The big day itself was perfectly pleasant, with the family gathering for … Continue reading

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Winter Weekend Wanderings

February is weird when you’re a teacher. It’s the shortest month even when it’s at its longest, and there’s a surprising amount of vacation time packed into the calendar. The first two weeks both feature Mondays with no classes, sandwiched … Continue reading

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