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 Yellowbird by James Whitcomb Riley HEY! my little Yellowbird, What you doing there? Like a flashing sun-ray, Flitting everywhere: Dangling down the tall weeds And the hollyhocks, And the lordly sunflowers Along the garden-walks. Ho! my gallant Golden-bill, Pecking ‘mongst the weeds, You must have for breakfast […]
All lined up on the remnants of an old dock, these Ruddy Turnstones huddled in the light rain. Traveling through the Delaware shore in search of eggs from the Horseshoe Crabs. Mr. Willet, on the other hand was walking along the shoreline greeting us as he went by.
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 […]
Ok, so are you ready for cuteness overload? Well I certainly am! Determined to have a “baby week” last week, I went in search of babies. It took traveling to three states, but totally worth the effort. Today’s darlings are the fox kits at Bombay Hook National Wildlife […]
No words can express such majesty.
“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson
Hello, I’m a Ruddy Turnstone. Also known as “Engraved Light Green Flag #J5m”. I was first found in 2009 in Mispillion Harbor, Delaware and I was migrating along with a lot of my friends. There are thousands of us. Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings, Black Bellied Plovers, Western Sandpipers, Red […]
Sometimes I wonder if getting up at 4:00 a.m. to drive two hours to arrive before dawn is worth the effort. Hot rumors were flying through the facebook birding groups last night about reports of Snowy Owls along the Delaware Bay. Arriving at my first stop, the only […]
It was one of those mornings, warmed by the early sun and the waning of the autumn leaves. When flocks of thousands of geese moved throughout the sky in search of warmer climes. The large National Wildlife Refuge provides a safe haven for a wide variety of birds. […]