Tag: bird

Duck Season Once More

As you can imagine, I’m thrilled it’s duck season once more. One of my favorite haunts is at a least suspecting place which is smack-dab right in the middle of the Nation’s Capital. Yep, there is a large pond located on “The Mall” of Washington D.C. at Constitution […]

Cedar Waxwings

One of my more favorite birds is the Cedar Waxwing. Usually only hearing their zee-zee-zee high in the treetops, they tend to visit my garden only in early spring. This fall though I’ve heard a small group visit the garden now and again. These masked bandits keep their […]

Ruffed Grouse

It’s been such a busy two weeks and it’s good to be back to share some of my adventures. Each year I travel to Shenandoah National Park with the Mountain Club of Maryland. Our true destination is to hike up Old Rag Mountain. An arduous nine-mile hike that […]

Basking in the Moon Light

As the blood Hunter Super Moon began to rise. Its red-orange glow reflected on the Chesapeake bay. I was not the only one watching the moon rise. A heron, standing proud on the sandy shore gazed on as well. Warmed by the moon glow was he. While I […]

Yellow Rumped Warbler

A Bird and a Gnat The warming afternoon and the gnats are out. Little warblers begin darting in the trees. Limbs bare in the late autumn. Time to fatten up before the final flight south to warmer lands. The Gnats have no chance, as the warbler watches with […]


Peacocks By Rose Fyleman (1877-1957) PEACOCKS sweep the fairies’ rooms; They use their folded tails for brooms; But fairy dust is brighter far Than any mortal colours are; And all about their tails it clings In strange designs of rounds and rings; And that is why they strut […]

Softly Floating

Softly floating along the water, something left behind. Gentle like the wind, warming like the sun. A memory that brushes across, ever fleeting. ————————– Spending a little time on the dock this afternoon, the air was fairly quiet with birds. But this delicate feather floated by. It provided […]

Tri-Colored Heron

There was a bird in the marsh at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center that was unexpected for me. Four Tri-colored Herons had somehow dropped in along their migration route. I associate these birds more with Florida than with Maryland, so to see their colorful presence was truly a gift. […]

Fight or Flight

A couple of birding friends and I traveled to Chesapeake Bay Environmental Area in Grasonville, Maryland this morning in search of some herons. Little did I know what I was getting was ring-side seats to a Snowy Egret fight. While many of their friends lounged quietly along the […]