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No Birds. Just a Kind Gesture To The Visually Disabled

Preconceived ideas about people, their tastes, and their expected behaviors, come readily. Few would expect a disabled old physics nerd like me, who typically prefers Mahler symphonies and Wagner operas, to be equally enthralled by heavy metal music. Nor might one expect the musicians of that genre to be anything but shallow, hotel-room-trashing numb-skulls and […]

Media Day

Lately I’ve been thinking about doing a bird outing where every species that I tick – whether I see it or hear it, or both – must have accompanying media capturing it. Photos, audio WAV files, or both. Perhaps video if the opportunity for a decent recording presents itself. Doing this won’t add too much […]

Downy on the Down-low

Our backyard is typically very active with birds, especially juncos this time of year. There are plenty of feeders and spilled seed to keep everyone happy. Mid-morning today, Claire excitedly called out “Hawk in the back! Hawk in the back!” A Sharp-hinned Hawk had perched right above our suet feeder and was inspecting the grounds. […]