Marilyn had told me that there were doubters
Archive for January, 2006
Even I sometimes need a wake-up call about how many birds have significant breeding populations in the Boreal.
Take, for example, Red-tailed Hawk. If you read my last post you will remember that I did not include Red-tailed Hawk in my tally of Boreal birds for my cross-country travel game.
I was mistaken.
In referring to [...]
Cincinnati was not good to me.
Well, not good to my little Boreal bird travel game at least.
As we landed in the darkening skies, I saw four Red-tailed Hawks each sitting on the ground in its own little patch of between-the-runway grass.
Interesting to see actually but not really Boreal birds.
And so my ill-concieved game came [...]
The birding was tough at LaGuardia. Our flight came in over Long Island sound and the Throgs Neck bridgeï¿½an area that hosts (or at least used to host) a significant wintering population of Greater Scaup (55% breed in Boreal). As the plane descended lower I scanned the water intently hoping that I might be able [...]
A three shrike weekend doesn’t happen very often. Not for me at least. I think I once saw that many shrikes in a day when I was a teenager and snuck out the family car for a few hours of winter birding one Sunday afternoon. That was 20+ years ago.
Shrikes are pretty cool birds. [...]