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
“B” is for Bryozoan on Broad Creek? Not “Bird?”
You learn something every time you go birding. Most of the time, you see a new bird, NOT a "Bryozoan!" Since every birding adventure yields some kind of surprise, that's where you need to have a small pad of paper and pen with you. It helps to record your location, date, a rough sketch of what you see, or details of importance about your find. Up the Creek WITH a … [Read more...] about “B” is for Bryozoan on Broad Creek? Not “Bird?”
Nalgene Bottles, Skinks and Pulpits!
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!
Birding by Kayak with Ospreys up Broad Creek
What a great drenching kayak trip to go birding up Broad Creek located in Washington, North Carolina. We were hoping to see Ospreys and any other wildlife out on the creek that morning. The balmy, sweltering humidity preceded the impending deluge of rain we were destined to experience. It went straight downhill from the moment we arrived. Nevertheless, kayakers will brave the … [Read more...] about Birding by Kayak with Ospreys up Broad Creek
Submit YOUR Bird Photo
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