Category: travel

Black Skimmers

The remarkable bill of the Black Skimmer sets it apart from all other American birds. The large red and black bill is knife-thin and the lower mandible is longer than the upper. The bird drags the lower bill through the water as it flies along, hoping to catch […]

The Baltimore Orioles

Today I went chasing a different kind a bird. A bird that is a deeply seated in American tradition. What is more American than American baseball? The Baltimore Orioles, or more fondly called the “O’s” have been around for over 115 years. Baltimore’s own Babe Ruth played on […]

Ouch ! That Hurts!

Along the marsh of Bombay Hook National Wildlife refuge, shore birds are beginning to collection in high numbers. On their migrational route north, Bombay Hook is an essential rest stop along their journey. While watching a number of wading birds, a pair of dueling semi-palmated sandpipers caught my […]