Aug 092017
 
A Bird Sanctuary In Killingworth, CT Pt. III

The transition from one season to the next at the Bird Sanctuary in Killingworth, Connecticut, might be as evident due to changes in the weather as to changes in wildlife seen and its behavior. The calls of peepers are a distant memory as a very infrequent croaking of a frog is heard in the early […]

Feb 142017
 
February's romantic rituals

February is a romantic month for people who celebrate Valentine’s Day, and also for several kinds of birds with early nesting cycles. Great Horned Owls may start nesting in February, though in north country during most winters, they’re more likely to wait until a bit later. Bald Eagles and ravens often engage in their splendid […]

May 162014
 
 Conservation Groups Call on Federal Agencies to Halt Plan to Kill 4,000 Ravens

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s (IDFG) plan to increase numbers of Greater Sage-Grouse by poisoning up to 4,000 Common Ravens – a species that has been shown to only minimally impact grouse populations – has drawn objections from conservation groups, which have signed letters to Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

Dec 242013
 
My Favorite Bird Photos of 2013

At the end of each year I like to go back and look at the bird photographs I have taken and choose the ones I like the best for a “favorite bird photo” post. I try to pick at least one photograph from each month however some months were photographically prolific, others not so much. […]

Oct 082013
 
Common Raven in the Fog

After releasing a pair of juvenile Brown Pelicans at Fort Baker that had been rehabilitated by International Bird Rescue, I decided to head up to Hawk Hill in the Golden Gate National Park to partake in the annual Hawk Watch. but luckily for me… Unfortunately, Hawk Hill was fogged in… there was a lone Common […]

Jun 152013
 
Purple Martins Building a Nest in a Woodpecker Hole in a Dead Snag

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is a well known and popular bird in eastern North America where it breeds almost entirely in human-made martin houses. Only a few records of natural nestings east of the Rocky Mountains have been reported during the twentieth century1. Here in western North America however, where Purple Martins are less […]

Mar 032013
 
Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Ravens are found in many countries around the globe. They are well-known for their intelligence and complex social dynamics, as they seem capable of learning innovative solutions to newly encountered problems. Famous Austrian zoologist Konrad Lorenz credited the Raven as having the “highest mental development” of any species in the bird world. Hunters often notice […]