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 […]

Jul 042017
 
A Bird Sanctuary In Killingworth, CT Pt. II

It was fairly quickly learned that the feeders used to attract wildlife didn’t entice just the birds. In mid-winter as the squirrels appeared to become more numerous, they became destructive and a disturbance to the winged creatures. Eastern Bluebirds briefly investigated a pair of bird houses that had been hung for them but the squirrels […]

Apr 042017
 
Where are the birds?

Every year I get several letters like one that came in mid-February from WXPR listener Doug Heise, who lives in Rhinelander and has been feeding birds for 30 years. He wrote about the species he’s fed over the years: “So many different varieties. chickadees, nuthatches, many types of finches, Pine Siskins, Chipping Sparrows, cardinals, Blue […]

Jun 242016
 
Sanibel Gardens Preserve

On 12 June 2016, wildlife blogger France Paulsen observed a Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sanibel Gardens Preserve just north of the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Bailey Tract on Sanibel Island. Fork-tailed Flycatcher is a rare Code 3 vagrant in the ABA area. The species’ breeding range is in Central and South America. The Fork-tailed Flycatcher […]

Apr 272016
 
The Cruelty of a South Wind

One of my friends recently moved to Duluth from Bemidji. He seemed utterly distraught on April 14, when the high here was 43 degrees but 78 in Bemidji. I don’t know if T.S. Eliot was thinking specifically about Duluth when he wrote that April is the cruelest month. Other places may have it as bad, […]

Nov 302015
 
Lake Apopka, 11/21/2015

Lake Apopka has been spectacular over the last month or so. For starters, a month ago, a Brown Booby was blown inland by a storm, found Lake Apopka, and now apparently doesn’t want to leave. It’s been living on the lake for the last month, usually too far away to see with binoculars. However, today […]

Nov 072013
 
Mead Gardens, 10/26/2013

Mead Gardens has been exceptionally slow all fall with very few warblers stopping by. But I still like to visit from time to time, especially during the Orange Adubon Society Birdwalks. So yesterday morning I joined the group that was there and had a great time. The biggest highlight was seeing a couple Red-headed Woodpeckers. […]

Sep 212013
 
Central Winds, 9/13/2013

I had a great morning at Central Winds. It’s always fun to find a Chestnut-sided Warbler, but I ended up with eleven warblers. I got out of my car and had 6 warbler species in the same tree right next to my car, including two early Palm Warblers, a Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, […]

Jan 192013
 
‘A Bestiary’ ~ Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

I have been very fortunate to have a few wonderful encounters and sightings of these large woodpeckers. They have now joined with other beasts in my fourteenth installment of ‘A Bestiary’ posted over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. You can see more photos of these and other Pileated Woodpeckers and the stories that go […]

Oct 062012
 
Best Photo of the Week Competition 06 Oct 2012

During the last week our authors and photographers have posted some outstanding articles packed with top-ranking wildlife images. Our competition is called “Best Photo of the Week”. Click on the first image and then page through the slideshow. Please select the three images you like best of all and vote for them at the bottom […]