Tag Archives: waterfowl

Give Thanks for Birding

This is a time of year when we are encouraged to focus on the positives in our lives and show appreciation for the good stuff. It’s definitely not easy, but I do think it’s worth it! Sometimes you just need … Continue reading

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ShelduckTales

I love impromptu adventures, and I welcome the opportunity to just head out and go somewhere with only a rough sketch of a plan and enjoy the ride. Miriam and I have had pretty successful summer on the exploration front, … 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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A Provisional Goose Chase

“All 8 species are in the bag, so no more wild goose chases are needed this year. Unless, of course, something really exceptional shows up!” –Tim Healy, February 1, 2016 Sometimes, I say things. Sometimes, those things are not correct. … Continue reading

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In the Pink

November is a season for rarities. The main waves of avian migration have already passed through, but there are plenty of stragglers still milling about. Strong storm systems and sustained periods of wind blowing in the same direction are fairly … Continue reading

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Laguna AtascAWESOME

I stood in the tangled thickets of Frontera Audubon, surrounded on all sides by surprisingly thick fog. Each step I took elicited frantic flaps from overhead. The unusually dense cloud cover and high humidity were keeping the local Turkey Vultures … Continue reading

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Border Birders

The first morning birding a new area is accompanied by an air of anticipation and excitement. The habitat and its inhabitants are unknown to the visitor, full of surprises, and waiting to be explored. Col and I departed our motel … Continue reading

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