You will find certain birds garner your excitement. My passion for birds and plants excludes none. However, the Yellow-Crowned Night Heron gets my undivided attention every time! When we arrived to 0ur local River Park North in Greenville, North Carolina, we were anxious at just what we would see at this time of year. Since migratory birds were beginning to arrive … [Read more...] about Meet the Yellow-Crowned Night Heron!
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Waxwings! Only three feet from the truck! Early one late spring morning, I rolled out of bed, got dressed and headed down to my local creek. Getting down there as the sun comes up or even just after it rises has always proved to be a perfect time to catch the birds that live there out feeding! Great weather assured the parking lot was packed down at the wildlife boat … [Read more...] about Waxwings? Three Feet from the Truck?
They are beautiful, fast, and the HANDS DOWN Green Herons are the comedians of the heron species. Their spastic moves are FAR from graceful, and the goofy sounds they make just further adds to the entertainment value they offer you. Generally speaking, when paddling or boating up a creek, cast your gaze to the downed trees in the water and at the shoreline. (I was … [Read more...] about Green Herons, Comedians of the Water
We were excited and ready to begin the morning on an easy trail, since it was the first hike for either of us this spring. Before we arrived at the state park, we found a reptilian friend in the middle of the road. As can be seen by the below photo, we had to make sure it was safely across the busy road! This was going to be my first spring birding trip in that part of … [Read more...] about Nalgene Bottles, Skinks and Pulpits!
What can you do with your bird photo? Why let it be seen, of course! Consider submitting it for viewing by others! First of all, how about a wildlife or birding magazine? Also, what about a town tourism bureau where you go birding? Maybe even a local tv station? Many websites for such have designated sections. Some may even pay you for your photo if used. Maybe your photo … [Read more...] about Submit YOUR Bird Photo