Category Archives: Ornithology

“C’mon Big D. Fly!!”

Big world out there!  One cormorant stands out among its fellow sea birds.   Advertisements

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Bald Eagle

Another first along this journey – but not the last, not by a long shot!  Did you know the bald eagle is BOTH our national bird AND our national animal??  Furthermore, as kangaroos are to Australia, it is the only sea … Continue reading

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You lookin’ at me?

Apparently, tightrope walking is not at all difficult for this little sparrow! Birders often call these songbirds “LBJs” or “little brown jobs” because they can be notoriously difficult to identify (there are more than 50 species in North America alone). … Continue reading

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Chance Encounter #3 (“Short Flight”, a music video)

I was going to post all 15 images separately, but believe this was the way to go… Enjoy! Song “Philly Rag” by Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks (This was/IS a great band with a unique sound; check out the … Continue reading

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Yet Another Songbird!

Ready for a cool bath, the Song Sparrow is one of the most conspicuous of all sparrows. Males sing often, perching around eye level on exposed branches. They can also be seen along wetland edges, ducking into dense, low vegetation after short bursts … Continue reading

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Handsome Fella

A bright red breast plate.

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The Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmice are found in most eastern woodlands below 2,000 feet elevation, including deciduous and evergreen forests. With silvery gray feathers above and white below, and a rusty or peach-colored wash down the flanks, they’re also easily recognized by their large black eyes, … Continue reading

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