I have to admit that I am now obsessed with the couple that have moved in next door. Allow me to introduce you to Esperanza and Zorro, the Osprey couple that you met just a couple of days ago. I’ve been watching them daily, mainly Esperanza screaming for […]
Early in the morn the sound of a calling Osprey awakened me. Looking out the window I saw one fly by and land on my neighbors dock. Rather unusual as around the manor, the Osprey usually fly by for destinations unknown. Heading down to the water to investigate, […]
The Osprey have returned to the Chesapeake Bay after enjoying their tropical winter holiday. As they mate for life, one couple I’ve become familiar with, returned one by one. The male returned first, lovingly building the nest for his girl before she arrived. Within just a few days, […]
In the glowing embers of a day soon to pass. Like a Phoenix, we will renew in the dark. To shine brightly in the morn.
Spring has sprung and the birds are getting excited. It’s time to court the girls, and the boys are busy trying to chase off the competition. Good luck with that hoody. It’s the girl that gets to pick.
Call me funky, call me punky. I’m the Red Breasted Merganser. With a punk rock hairdo, I love to do the dabble.
Freezing temperatures for quite some time have frozen over the Magothy River. The ice can be seen heading out towards the Chesapeake Bay. But a small patch of water remained, where many ducks, geese and swans found refuge. I had brought some corn to share with my feathered […]
Yep, I’m a scrappy scaup. Lesser Scaup that is. My brothers and cousins come in huge numbers and love to winter along the Chesapeake Bay. We’re little diving ducks that love the water. One of my favorite things to do with my cousins is to confuse little birders […]
Over recent years the Bald Eagle population has increased, leading to the species being removed the endangered list. For American bird watchers like myself, the resurgence of our nation’s hallmark is exciting. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland is now hosting a growing population of majestic bald […]
What looks like a duck, but isn’t a duck? The American Coot! A duck wannabe, they can be found floating along with mallards, and other winter migrating ducks. Found in the winter months along the Chesapeake Bay, these waterbirds fake me out. Their faces look a bit chicken […]