Oct 052017
 
Snipe and Others

I am posting some images from recent trips to Leighton Moss and into Bowland. My main objective was to photograph purple heron and red grouse. My efforts were shown in earlier postings. At Leighton Moss whilst waiting for the heron to show a trip down to the Eric Morecambe hide was good for snipe. Four […]

Jul 302013
 
Dozens of bird species could be slaughtered in New York

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a permit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to kill over 90 species of bird within New York State this year, ANIMAL has learned. The birds slated for killing include owls, herons, hawks, and woodpeckers, in addition to the slaughter of Canada geese that has been widely […]

Jul 082013
 
Shearwaters show signs of recovery as Allen Cay IBA is declared mouse-free

Allen Cay in the Bahamas, an important breeding site for Audubon’s Shearwater and home of an eponymous endemic iguana, has been declared free of the invasive house mice which were threatening both species. “This announcement is a major milestone for the recovery of Allen Cay, and we plan to replicate this success on other islands […]

May 072013
 
Black-necked Stilt Walking

On Blackpoint Wildlife Drive, at the same pool where we had seen the Tricolored Herons, Reddish Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills and Willets in my previous posts, we also found several Black-necked Stilts. Several walked pretty close by while we were parked. These birds can be a little bit of a challenge to photograph–the problem is they […]

Apr 112013
 
Tricolor Heron, Egretta tricolor

Formerly known as the Louisiana Heron, the Tricolor Heron (Egretta tricolor) is a mid-sized wading bird native to the Gulf Coast of the U.S. One of only four Herons found in the U.S., the Tricolorfeeds in marshes and shallows by kinking up food with it’s feet. Most closely related to Bitterns (Ardeidae), Tricolors are seemingly […]

Mar 022013
 
Overlook Park, 2/21/2013

Yesterday morning I drove up to Overlook Park. It’s about 15 minutes from my house, and I check it out regularly to see what ducks may be out on Lake Jesup. It’s a very small park, so I never expect to find much, but yesterday morning was very enjoyable. A Great Blue Heron was begging […]

Sep 112012
 
Birding on September 11th, 2001

I have been meaning to write this post for a while and it just occurred to me that given today’s date, now would be a good time to relate my 9/11 story. I wasn’t in New York at the time and was actually almost as far away from the USA and civilization as one could […]

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