Category Archive: United States

Baby Grebes: Prepare to go “Awwwww!”

Today I had one mission while birding at Bear River National Wildlife Refuge in Utah and that was to see mama Grebes carrying their baby Grebes on their backs.  I’d never seen this… Continue reading

It’s nesting season for the birds.

When I stumble upon a bird’s nest I’m always fascinated by how it’s constructed. Today, in fact, when Steve and I were out running errands we saw loads of barn swallows building nests… Continue reading

The medicinal effect of birding Antelope Island

I need another vacation. I know, I know. Panama was just a little over a month ago, but it seems like an eternity ago. So, after a couple of tough weeks at the… Continue reading

A Barn Owl and a Porcupine walked into a bar…

I was all prepared to post about nests. In fact, I was mostly done writing, but as I was transferring photos from the Nikon to the computer this morning–photos Steve took a couple… Continue reading

Random Acts of Birding

It’s been a slow couple of weeks.  My husband has been out of the country on business and I’ve been home nursing a cold, so there’s not been much birding for us. Did… Continue reading

Sometimes birds just don’t cooperate. (Okay, most of the time.)

Last weekend my husband and I, along with my friend Jolie, headed up to Farmington Bay, which is just north of Salt Lake City for the annual  Bald Eagle Day.  Oh dear, it was… Continue reading

Birding San Diego and chasing some lifers

I’ve been in San Diego on business since last Saturday and my husb, Steve decided to tag along so he could do some birding.  Before our trip Steve ordered Brad Schram’s A Birder’s… Continue reading

Rescuing Larry, the Pacific Loon

Around the holidays there’s always the desire to give as well as receive and so it always causes me to reflect and ask myself, “Have I given enough?” Like most birders we take… Continue reading

You say “bird watching” and I say “birding.” (Well, now I do.)

So I find the love of my life who ends up being a birder and I become one too. Sorta.  And then I find out there are all sorts of birders around me.… Continue reading

Lens Envy

When I first was dragged started going out in the field birding with my husband I carried a Kodak point-and-shoot camera. Steve would point out a bird to me and “click!” I’d take the picture… Continue reading