We were supposed to be birding in France last year, but two weeks before we were to leave for Paris the world shut down as COVID-19 rapidly exploded around the world. It stung… Continue reading
We skulk around a dense, shadowy forested area where there is no path, moving limbs and vines out of our way. It’s a little precarious leaving the security of a trail.
We reach the cliffside at the top and the sky is filled with spectacular Red-billed Tropicbirds with their long streamer tails. They fly like fairies, gliding and swooping with their aerial acrobatics.
And here we are in Trinidad…where a bus full of revelers parks right next to our search for a bird.
All of a sudden a big flock of Scarlet Ibis fills the sky and swoops into the trees to roost. This goes on for the next 20 minutes as more flocks come in.
Part 1 of our trip to Trinidad and Tobago.
Birders dream of witnessing a fallout. This past April my husband’s dream came true.
Finding a Great Blue Heron rookery on the edge of town in Rockport, Texas.
Finding birds like this gives me hope during times when all seems lost, and that we can indeed begin to recover extraordinarily.
The flutter of bird activity wasn’t to catch thermals or to enjoy the breeze, but they were engaged in an epic battle in the sky.