Monthly Archives: May 2019

Winter Wren

Saddleback Mountain Birding

Last Christmas, Ingrid gave me Condo Reservations for Memorial Day Weekend at the Saddleback Mountain Ski Area. Saddleback is an enormous and beautiful resort, with spectacular views and après-ski support. Unfortunately, it has had a checkered financial past, closing for years at a time . . . the most current shutdown beginning in 2015. Its […]

Chestnut-sided Warbler

The Magic Warbler Tree

I just had one of those magical experiences that only a birder can appreciate. This evening I went for a 5 mile jog around a Westport Island loop that I really enjoy (non-birding). About a mile from the car I notice a splash of orange at the top of tree which immediately made me think […]

Painted Bunting

Birding in New Orleans

Last Thursday evening, Ingrid and I headed to Louisiana to watch our son Bradley receive his MBA at LSU.  We stayed in New Orleans and saw all the sights. We had brunch at Brennans; saw a dixie land band doing a wedding march on Bourbon Street; drank Hurricane’s a Pat O’Briens; and took a double-decker […]

Warbling Vireo

Migration in Full Swing

After recent trips to Arizona and Chicago . . . it’s great to be home in Maine as spring migration is in full swing.  I’m up at first light (about 4:15 am) and birding until I should be at my desk (8:00). One of my favorite birds, the Warbling Vireo, are quite loud early in […]

Common Yellowthroat

Second Wave of Warblers

Each Maine spring, the warblers seem to come in waves. The first wave is the the Palm, Pine and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Wave two is the Common Yellowthroats, Black-and-White and Yellow Warblers The next wave (#3) are the really fun birds: Cape May, Blackburnian, Canada Magnolia and Wilsons And finally when you start seeing Blackpoll Warblers […]

Little Egret

I work with a fellow birder who happens to live outside of London, England.  Many a conference calls begin or end with Ethan and Steve exchanging bird stories. Today I was bragging to my British associate about the Little Egret I had seen early this morning. Steve related that they are bring seen in greater […]

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