I’m sure there’s a funny caption to be had for this photo, but I can’t think of it right now. I caught this guy red-handed and looking guilty as anything as he ate the remnants of a pumpkin left over from Halloween. Feel free to send me your caption …
This cool, November day seemed like a perfect time to add another apple photo — even though apple season in New England September and October. Here’s a link to the original apple photo.
You didn’t think I’d stop at just a couple kinglet photos, did you? Continue reading
I’ve seen them in the deep woods, in my flower garden, in suburban parks and even at a sandy beach.
There are no excuses for missing out on kinglets during the fall migration. That is, unless you aren’t outside enough looking for them, which is unacceptable.
Last week, I wrote about the tiny kinglets being tough creatures able to withstand extremely low temperatures. This week, I’ll take a closer look at kinglets, a good reliable sighting throughout New England during migration periods.
We have two types of kinglets in New England: the ruby-crowned kinglet and the golden-crowned kinglet. Don’t let the names fool you, the color of the crown is not a good way to distinguish the two species in the field. First of all, you hardly ever see the crowns in the first place — especially that of the ruby-crowned kinglet — and secondly, the colors don’t Continue reading
Selling some bird wares at Christ the King Lutheran Church’s Tag and Craft Fair in Newtown, Connecticut (Saturday, November 9). Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.
I’ll offer some cards for sale on this site soon – as soon as I figure out how to do it!
Here is the latest For the Birds column, which runs in several New England newspapers …
I was recently interviewed about birds and bird population trends by radio show host John McGauley of WKBK.
John had a lot of interesting questions and, following the interview, one in particular stood out in my mind. He asked: “What are the more sturdy birds? Are there any that are especially hardy and durable?”
My on-the-spot answer was hawks and other large raptors. While hawks are indeed large and strong and fierce, I wish I had would have responded differently. All birds, large and small, are hardy and durable. It would have sounded like a wishy-washy answer, but I could have explained it.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds, weighing in at about three Continue reading
Here are two more shots of the nuthatch taken with the borrowed Continue reading